Biennial Conference of the Race, Ethnicity and Religion Conference at Iliff School of Theology , Denver, CO., April 17-19, 2015.

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“Racialization of Discourse”

April 17-19, 2015


12:00-1:30       Registration

1:30-1:45         Welcome – Tom Wolf

2:00-4:00         Panel #1 – “The Grammar of Suffering and Death”
Moderator: David Nelson

  • Jeffrey Robbins, “The Secret of the Cross and the Lynching Tree”Kristian Diaz, “Mouseketeer Profiteers: Copyrighting Día de los Muertos and the Tradition of Exploitation”
  • Justin K. H. Tse and Grace Y. Kao “Rethinking Reparations to Chinese North Americans: A Comparative Analysis Between the US and Canadian Case”
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim, “Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love”

4:30                 Presidential Plenary Session

Moderator: Miguel De La Torre

6:00                 Reception

Welcome: Ted Vial

7:30                 Film Viewing


9:00-10:00       Plenary #1 James Evans

Moderator: Grace Ji-Sun Kim

10:15               Break-Out Session(s) –Pedagogical Implications of Plenary #1

11:30-12:30     Plenary #2 Orlando Espín

Moderator: Stacey Floyd-Thomas

12:30               Lunch

1:30-2:45         Break-Out Session(s) – Pedagogical Implications of Plenary #2

3:30-4:30         Plenary #3 Rita Nakashima Brock

Moderator: Anthony Pinn

4:45-6:00         Break-Out Session(s) – Pedagogical Implications of Plenary #3

6:00-7:00         Wrap-Up

7:00                 Dinner


9:00-11:00       Panel #2: “Reading ‘Texts’”

Moderator: Edwin Aponte

  • Luís León, “Disrupting Machismo: Cinematic Representations of Eros and Spirituality among Latino Men”
  • Theodore Vial, “Religion: An Always Already Racialized Category”
  • Sophia R. Arjana, “Islamic Reform: Challenging the Myth of Progress”

11:00-12:30     Business Session

12:30               Conference Ends

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