Women & Religion Lecture 2019 Complicity and Resistance


The Female Face of Racial (In)Justice
Professor Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019, 5:00 pm, Harper Center Ballroom

Because racism is a structural reality, no one in a White supremacist society is untouched by its evil. And yet, women’s roles in racial injustice have historically been under-studied. With new research through a feminist lens, we see the wide range of ways women have been agents of both complicity and resistance. Employing methods of self-involvement in this research, Hill Fletcher asks, what are we to do when we discover injustice in our own institutions – of church and university – and how are we agents of complicity and resistance?

Professor Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Department of Theology, Fordham University, teaches at the intersection of Systematic Theology and issues of diversity (religious diversity, Christian cultural diversity, race and gender). Her work explores the role of theological thinking in shaping public discourse, including both activism and legislation. Hill Fletcher’s most recent book, The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, and Religious Diversity in America (Orbis 2017), investigates the relation of Christian supremacy to White supremacy in the United States.