TITLE : Unreconciled: The Christian Right and Race Reconciliation
SPEAKER : Andrea Smith
WHERE : UH Manoa Saunder Hall, room 244
About 80% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. But behind this statistic is a rapidly changing landscape within Christian evangelicalism with respect to race, particularly the rise of a women of color-centered evangelical theology. This talk will trace this landscape with its beginnings in the development of the race reconciliation movement in the 1990s to current calls to support Indigenous decolonization, immigration reform and the Black Lives Matter within even the most conservative strands of Christian evangelicalism.
Andrea Smith is an scholar, feminist, and activist against violence. Smith's work focuses on issues of violence against women of color and their communities, specifically Native American women. A co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the Boarding School Healing Project, and the Chicago chapter of Women of All Red Nations, Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at University of California, Riverside.