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Diversity and Inclusion

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner: “Black Liberation Theology of Disability”

October 14, 2020 at 6:30pm8:30pm EDT

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The University’s ongoing Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,” is returning in a virtual format for the Fall 2020 semester.

The first program of this semester will explore the topic, “Black Liberation Theology of Disability,” as part of Disability Awareness Month, which is recognized annually in October. Led by guest co-facilitator, Rev. Kendrick Kemp, and graduate student, Ethan Smith, the event will take place on Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Registration for this program is open now and required. Those who would like or prefer alternative registration are invited to contact Hendricks Chapel at or 315.443.2901.

Kemp is a professional speaker who has shared his personal stories about disability and race throughout the country to advocate for the equality of disabled BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). He is a 2002 graduate of Syracuse University who is currently pursuing his doctorate in ministry at Howard University’s School of Divinity. Learn more about Kemp and Black Liberation Theology of Disability on Kemp’s website.

Smith is the Convener of the Student Assembly of Interfaith Leaders (S.A.I.L.) of Hendricks Chapel. After he received a bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University in May 2020, Smith returned to the University to pursue a master’s degree in social work. He has worked throughout campus to promote interfaith cooperation and understanding.

All participants are welcome to bring their own meal to the “virtual table” during the conversation.

In addition to live captioning and American Sign Language (ASL), image descriptions will be provided at this program.

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This event was first published on October 7, 2020 and last updated on November 18, 2020.

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