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Words Matter: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion and Public Policy
April 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by
The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions of Perkins School of Theology/SMU

Department of World Languages and Literature, Dedman School of the Humanities and Sciences/SMU


Dr. Evelyn Parker, Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU

Dr. Alberto Pastor, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Literature, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU

Bill Holston, Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative, Dallas, Texas

Emily Timm, Co-Executive Director, Proyecto de Defensa Laboral/Workers Defense Project, Austin-Dallas-Houston

Rev. David Wilson, Assistant to the Bishop, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

Shellie Ross, Executive Director, The Wesley-Rankin Community Center, Dallas, TX

Webinar Focus

Our use of language influences how race, religion and public policy intersect.

This webinar will explore the power of language in the intersection of race, religion and public policy that is reflected in how different groups thrive while others remain marginalized. Participants will be invited to examine the impact of language – the power of words - through this lens.

The webinar will host a linguist, a practical theologian, and leaders of community agencies that empower marginalized communities for social change. Panelists from the community will present the human stories that highlight the impact of public policy that is shaped by the power of language used in religion, education, and community spaces. The linguist and the practical theologian will offer new insights from their research.

Apr 19, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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