Liturgical documents and African-American religious experience from both within and beyond the Black Catholic community have influenced the shape of Black worship in the Roman Catholic context. In this workshop we will explore ways in which, historically and currently, these words, practices, thoughts and feelings encourage and at times challenge key elements indicative of African-American Catholic worship style.
Online registration is open (click here). In the event the event is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the event. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.
About the Speaker
Dr. Kim R. Harris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at LMU. She is a Liturgical Consultant for the Office of Black Ministry in the Archdiocese of New York. Kim records and travels the nation, performing concerts, lecturing on the music of African American freedom traditions, and leading music in a variety of liturgical settings. While pursuing her Ph.D. at Union Seminary, Kim composed Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals, along with composer M. Roger Holland II. She specializes in singing Spirituals and freedom songs and presents arts integration workshops, offered to educators, through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.