March 28-29: Dr. Monica Coleman to Speak on Campus
Dr. Monica A. Coleman, associate professor of Constructive Theology and African-American Religions and co-director of the Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology, will discuss "Can I Touch You Here? Sexual Ethic, Sexual Violence, and Consent" at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, and "Above and Beneath: Religious Pluralism for Religious Transcenders" at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. Both lectures will be held in the 3-in-1 Room in the Morrison Commons on the Augustana campus and refreshments will be provided.
An ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Coleman has earned degrees at Harvard University, Vanderbilt University and Claremont Graduate University. She founded and coordinated “The Dinah Project,” an organized church response to sexual violence, at Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in Nashville, Tenn., and is a featured contributor to Patheos.com, a website Newsweek named as "the place to get smarter about religion." Coleman’s writings focus on the role of faith in addressing critical social issues.
Coleman's visit is sponsored by Theta Alpha Kappa (the student Religion Honors Society), the Department of Religion/Philosophy/Classics, the Larson Endowment for Ecumenical Studies, the Thomas F. Staley Foundation, Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation, and the Academic Dean's Office.