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Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Unit

Theme: This is MY Body: Women of Color Preaching Activisms, Reproductive Justice, and Virtu[e]al Theologies
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College, Presiding
Monday – 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Hilton Boston Back Bay-Maverick B (Second Level)


Women of color are catching hell everywhere. From Hagar to Eomma, women of color and their children are numbered among the poorest of the poor in the world. Their bodies are regularly subject to the insidious interdigitation of race, gender, economic, and sexual subjugation and exploitation that constantly threaten women of color capacity to survive and thrive with a reasonable quality of life. This session endeavors to situate the flesh and blood realities of women of color as the epistemic center for theological and religious ethical inquiry toward the end of imagining what ought to be as it relates to the lives and life chances of women of color. “This is MY Body” will give critical attention to the politics of reproductive justice, the function of media and preaching activisms, and the significance of imaging God as a poor woman of color in 21st century church and society.

Gina Jungyeon Bae, University of Toronto
Imaging God as a North American Korean Feminist
Cona Marshall, Michig
an State University
“Who Made These Rules?” Black Women Rapping and Preaching Activism and Liberation
Ashlyn Strozier, Claremont Graduate University
“What You Preaching We Ain’t Livin'”: Faith Traditions and Communities Impact on Black Women’s Reproductive Decisions
Monique Moultrie, Georgia State University
All Babies Matter: Analyzing Debates of Reproductive Justice and Religious Media



Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale University


Business Meeting:

Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale University
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College