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Pivot: Conversations on Becoming

April 20, 2021  | 2 min read

Please join us the next four Fridays, beginning this Friday, 4/23 at 5:00 pm PST for a live MTP Intimate Conversation series “Pivot: Conversations on Becoming”. Presented by the Multicultural Theatre Project and Graduate School of Education & Psychology, this series will feature four distinguished guest speakers as they each discuss personal journeys, history, career, and critical scholastic work. Glean wisdom from their lived experience, faith journey, academic contributions, and matters of the heart.

Schedule:

4/23

Speaker: Dr. Dwight Hopkins

Alexander Campbell Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School

 

Moderator: Dr. Joi Carr

Professor of English and Film, Pepperdine University

 

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4/30

Speaker: Dr. Megan Francis

Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Washington

 

 

Moderator: Dr. Joi Carr

Professor of English and Film, Pepperdine University

 

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5/7

Speaker: Dr. David Carrasco

Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School

 

Moderator: Dr. Joi Carr

Professor of English and Film, Pepperdine University

 

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5/14

Dr. Willie Jennings

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies, Yale Divinity School

 

Moderator: Dr. Joi Carr

Professor of English and Film, Pepperdine University

 

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Speakers:

4/23 - Dr. Dwight Hopkins

Dr. Dwight Hopkins graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Global Political Economy and Afro-American Studies. He has a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary and a second Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Current interests focus on (1), Environmental, Social, and Governance theory and practice and (2), values of wealth ownership. More information about Dr. Hopkins can be found at his registration link.

 

4/30 - Dr. Megan Francis

Dr. Megan Francis is a proud alumnus of Seattle Public Schools, Rice University in Houston, and Princeton University where she received her MA and PhD in Politics. During the 2020-21 academic year, she is also a Senior Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and a Racial Justice Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Francis specializes in the study of American politics, with broad interests in constitutional law, Black political activism, critical philanthropy, and the post-civil war South. More information about Dr. Francis can be found at her registration link.

 

5/7 - Dr. David Carrasco

Dr. David Carrasco is a Mexican American historian of religions with a particular interest in religious dimensions in human experience, Mesoamerican cities as symbols, immigration, and the Mexican-American borderlands. He has worked with Mexican archaeologists and has carried out 20 years of research in the excavations and archives associated with the sites of Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan. His spirited debates at Harvard with Cornel West and Samuel Huntington on the topics of race, culture, and religion in the Americans has resulted in various publications. More information about Dr. Carrasco can be found at his registration link.

 

5/14 - Dr. Willie Jennings

Dr. Willie Jennings received his BA in Religion and Theological Studies from Calvin College, his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California, and his Ph.D from Duke University. Dr. Jennings teaches in the areas of theology, black church and African studies, and post-colonial and race theory. Dr. Jennings is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race published by Yale University Press. More information about Dr. Jennings can be found at his registration link.

 

Registration for each individual speaker can be found under their schedule. Hope to see you there!