Hearing and Healing: Table Conversations on Racism

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Date: September 19, 2018

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Dr. Lynn Hampton will guide our discussion as we gather at the Table, in the spirit of welcome and inclusion, to share concerns and listen for God’s direction on the subject of racism. A boxed supper will be available and communion will be served. Pre-school childcare and children’s programming available. Register here by September 16 to reserve your meal and/or childcare.

Dr. Hampton is a native of Los Angeles, California.  She grew up attending urban inner city schools before attending Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA.  At Wellesley, Lynn double majored in Political Science and Africana Studies. It was at Wellesley, where Lynn discovered the powerful role of a liberal arts education in fostering critical thinking, leadership development, and confidence in its undergraduate population. After Wellesley, Lynn earned her doctorate in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. As a critical race theorist, Dr. Hampton’s research focuses on youth development and identity, race and gender, intersectionality, social capital, and social inequality. Currently, Dr. Hampton is a sociologist teaching in the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University. Dr. Hampton’s passion for teaching is motivated by her desire to provide transformative classroom experiences that foster critical engagement and encourage students to engage in courageous conversations about race and racism. A few of the courses she’s developed include:#BlackLivesMatterEngaging Difference and Diversity, and her newly designed course on Beyonce’ and Intersectionality.