“Acting Womanish”: An Expressive Arts Workshop on Black Women's Sermonic Traditions

January 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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As we come together annually across the country and beyond to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  one of the most urgent and pressing questions in his sermons is, "Where do we go from here?" In our midst today, many of the people providing the compelling answers we need to that question are Black women preachers.

In this second installment of the Hume Center’s Expressive Arts Series, we’ll learn about the sermonic traditions of some “womanish” preachers, Black women like Katie Geneva Cannon, Gina M. Stewart, and Dominique A. Robinson who embody the “outrageous, audacious, courageous, or willful behavior” that Alice Walker describes in her coining of the term womanish. In the spirit of Dr. King’s activist oratory, join us in exploring what the rhetoric of these womanist luminaries and others teaches us about effective social justice communication.

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