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Racism in the context of growing diversity in the United States together with reactions to Donald Trump’s election and heightened racial tensions continue to be subjects of growing interest and concern, particularly in light of recent domestic and international events.
In this series of meetings on April 14, 21, and 28, Theologian Kim Harris will facilitate a dialogue about racism from the unique perspectives of the Catholic tradition beginning with African American Theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale’s Racism and the Catholic Church.
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.