Jennifer Harvey Scholar, author, and public theologian Jennifer Harvey will explore the American tradition of peaceful protest movements in “From Ferguson to Standing Rock: Religious Faith, Righteous Feminists and Holy Fire” on Wednesday, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. Those who register by January 18 at 5:00 p.m. will receive a free boxed lunch. Register here.

In her lecture, Harvey will consider lesser known stories and perspectives from the Civil Rights Movement, such as those from Rosa Parks’s later years, to respond to questions and issues surrounding more recent protests in places such as Baltimore, Ferguson, and Standing Rock.

“Pictures coming out of Ferguson in August 2014 were eerily similar to iconic images seared in our collective, national memory from the 1950s. What does that similarity have to show us?” says Harvey. “And where do we go from here?”

Harvey serves as professor of religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where her teaching, writing and speaking center on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, and spirituality. Particularly focused on racial justice and white anti-racism, Harvey is the author of Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Eerdmans, 2014), Whiteness and Morality: Pursuing Racial Justice Through Reparations and Sovereignty (Palgrave, 2007), and co-editor of Disrupting White Supremacy From Within: White People on What We Need to Do (Pilgrim Press, 2008). She has been published widely in academia, on The Huffington Post, Feminist Studies in Religion, and also writes on her own blog, “formations: living at the intersections of self, social, spirit.” Harvey received her PhD in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches (U.S.A.).

Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.