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THINK TANK
THINK TANK 1

Day 1 - Thursday, February 16

Schedule

4:00PM -   BLACK JOY WELCOME

5:15PM     Braun Room 

 

Hosted by the BRSCC Executive Committee +

2023 Harvard Womanist Club Scholar - Suzannah Omonuk

All are welcome. Registration open. 

Join us for our Welcome reception to enjoy live music, light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

*Wine/Beer , Water and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be served.

"Just as there is no monolithic Black experience, there is no one definition of what Black Joy is and what it feels like. It can be anything that inspires, supports and uplifts Black culture and people in unique ways."

- Author Unknown

 

For the 7th Annual Black Religion, Spirituality and Culture Conference, we celebrate Black Joy as Radical and Revolutionary. We've intentionally created moments throughout the conference for attendees to be in community with us and we sincerely encourage your participation. Thank You. 

5:30PM -   OPENING KEYNOTE

6:30PM     Williams Chapel  

All are welcome. Registration open.  In Person or Live Stream 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99073686124

Welcome 

President, Harambee: Students of African Descent - Byron Jones II

President, Harvard Divinity School Student Association - Kenashia Thompson

Opening Conference Prayer and Special Presentation with

Rev. Calvon Jones, Memorial Church of Harvard University

 

 

Keynote 

Dr. Darrick Hamilton


 

The Annual SANKOFA Award Presentation 
2023 Recipient - HDS Professor John Brown 

   

7:00PM -   PRIVATE DINNER 

9:30PM     Henrietta's Table 

The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge

By Invitation Only. 

All Conference events will be held at

Harvard Divinity School

45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 

In Person  or  Live Stream 

BRSCC Opening + Closing Sessions 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99073686124

All BRSCC Think Tanks

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97769775153

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Day 2 - Friday, February 17

All Conference events will be held at

Harvard Divinity School

45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 

In Person or Live Stream 

BRSCC Opening + Closing Sessions 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99073686124

All BRSCC Think Tanks

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97769775153

8:00AM -     BREAKFAST

8:45AM       James Room (Hallway) 

For Registered Conference Attendees Only. 

9:00AM -    REPARATIONS

10:15AM    James Room  

In Person or Live Stream 

Think Tank I

Hosted by HDS Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging 

Theme:

The Legacy of Slavery 

Repairing the Souls of Black Folx: The Internal Work of Preparing for Reparations 

 

Collaborators:

Dean Melissa W. Bartholomew, PhD, JD, MDiv '15 

 

BRSCC Think Tanks

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97769775153

10:30AM -  THE BLACK CHURCH

NOON       James Room  

In Person or Live Stream 

Think Tank II

Hosted by Ahmaad Edmund 

Theme: 

Storytelling in the Black Religious Tradition

 

Collaborators:

Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D

Dean Teddy Hickman-Maynard 

BRSCC Think Tanks

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97769775153

 

NOON -     LUNCH

12:45PM     James Room (Hallway) 

 

For Registered Conference Attendees Only

1:00PM -    PUBLIC LEADERSHIP

2:30PM      James Room  

 In Person or Live Stream 

Think Tank III

Hosted by Kenashia Thompson

Theme: 

The Spiritual Lives of Public Leaders: Going Back to Our Roots 

Collaborators:

Rev. Erica Williams, MRPL '21

Phillip Agnew

BRSCC Think Tanks

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97769775153

 

2:45PM -    THE BLACK CREATIVE

4:15PM      James Room  

In Person or Live Stream 

Think Tank IV

Hosted by Tracey Robertson Carter

  

Theme: 

The Black Gaze: Arts, Environment and Technology

Collaborators:

Roshell Rinkins  

Kelly Marshall 

Arsimmer McCoy 

BRSCC Think Tanks

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97769775153

 

4:15PM      BLACK JOY BREAK  

                   Braun Room  

 

For Attendees + Guests

Live Music, DJ,  Light Snacks and Refreshments 

*Wine/Beer , Water and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be served.

 

4:30PM -    CLOSING SESSION + TOAST  

5:30PM      Braun Room    

 

For Attendees + Guests In Person or Live Stream 

 

Reflections from the THINK TANK Rooms 

Alumni Reflection with  

Willie Dwayne Francois III, MDiv 2012

 

Closing Remarks 

Dean David N. Hempton

A Special Recognition and Toast from the BRSCC Executive Committee

BRSCC Closing Ceremony 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99073686124

 

5:45PM -    BLACK THEOLOGIAN SOCIAL  

7:00PM      Braun Room    

 

Hosted by the Association of Black Seminarians + HDS Harambee

For Attendees + Guests

Join our conference after party with DJ Lady LY, Wine, Light Refreshments and Dessert to celebrate the close of our conference with invited guests and Black Seminary students from colleges throughout the area. 

*Wine/Beer , Water and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be served.

 

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