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13th Annual David and Marilyn Knutson Lecture

``Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God``

Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Canon Theologian, National Episcopal Cathedral
7 p.m. | Tuesday, March 12 | Chris Knutzen Lecture Hall, Anderson University Center

Free and Open to the Public 

The PLU Religion Department welcomes you to the 13th Annual David and Marilyn Knutson lecture at 7pm in the Chris Knutzen Lecture Hall in the Anderson University Center. Dean Douglas will speak from her book, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Orbis, 2015). “Stand Your Ground law signals a social-cultural climate that makes the destruction and death of black bodies inevitable and even permissible. . . . This book is an attempt to untangle the web of social, cultural, and theological discourse that contributes to stand-your-ground culture as well as to provide a theological response.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the President’s Office, Provost Office, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, History Department, Campus Ministry, Lutheran Studies, Languages & Literatures Department, Dean of Inclusive Excellence, Immanuel Presbyterian Church (North Tacoma), and Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tacoma).

Previous Knutson Lecture Scholars

2006   Martin E. Marty
2007  John Pahl
2008  Susan Ross
2009  John Dominic Crossan
2010  Mark Brocker
2011  Marcus J. Borg
2012   Robert N. Bellah
2013   John Collins
2014   Monica Coleman
2015   Darren Dochuk
2016   Jennifer Harvey
2017  Ulrich Duchrow