Hosted by the University of Louisville Pan-African Studies Department and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

In many ways, religion has been complicit in the oppression of Black people and often used and abused to justify not only systemic racism but patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia. Young people — in particular those who struggled on the streets this past summer of 2020 — look to different faith traditions to foster meaning in their lives and to inspire social movements. Black faith is not monolithic. This session will lean into some emergent religious experiences and spirituality as tools for liberation and inspiration for the social change movement.