Join us for a Live Video Chat with Dr. Keri Day, author of “Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America” and Special guest co-host, Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
This striking portrayal of the poverty of black women in this country describes the unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets they typically experience. Day also takes on and demolishes the common stereotypes that castigate poor black women as “morally problematic and dependent on the money of good tax-paying citizens.”
Day then calls on the black churches to become potential agents of change and leaders in addressing the unequal social and economic structures that hold captive these poor women. The goal is to empower poor black women to develop assets that will prevent long-term poverty and allow them to flourish.
|Keri Day is an assistant professor of theological and social ethics and the director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She has chapters forthcoming in three books, including The Oxford Handbook of African-American Theology.|
|Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is an author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor and theologian. Considered one of the foremost religious leaders of his generation, Rev. Sekou is the founding Senior Minister of The Freedom Church of NYC. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Spare Change News.|