Our Community Breakfasts are a way of inviting the larger community into the Divinity School. These Breakfasts provide opportunities for the community to meet VUDS faculty, students, and staff, to hear about topics and projects of current interest, and to consider together important issues confronting us on local, national, and global levels. These Breakfasts provide a setting for getting to know one another and to discover our common interests.
November 8, 2016
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room
Vocations in Racial Justice: Transdisciplinary Activists, Practitioners, Scholars
Historically, vocations in racial justice have drawn upon lifelong commitments of energized practitioners across several generations, whether in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Urban League (NUL), or in innumerable other international, national, local, or church organizations. While many have had sundry training in law, social work, ministry, and other vocations, few have been the products of an educational regimen devoted principally to the study and practice of such specialized occupations. Drawing from the intellectual resources from the many schools within the university, a curriculum for training vocational activists and scholars could prepare future leaders with a broad-based competency across otherwise disparate disciplines. These subjects would speak specifically to ongoing and emergent issues important to the goals of racial justice, which in turn could provide models for social justice work more broadly
Breakfast $10 Community Members
Free for students
Please RSVP to (615) 936-8453 or register below by November 4, 2016.