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Jacqueline Rivers Lecture

Thursday, September 21
7:00 PM
Hinckley Center

Save the date for the Annual Truman G. Madsen lecture from Jacqueline Rivers, director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies.


Hinckley Center Assembly Hall


September 21, 7:00pm

Dr. Jacqueline Rivers
Jacqueline C. Rivers is a lecturer in Sociology at Harvard University; the Executive
Director and Senior Fellow for Social Science and Policy of the Seymour Institute for
Black Church and Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow at The King’s College in New York
City. She was a Hutchins Fellow in the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard
University and has presented at Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, the
University of Pennsylvania, the Vatican, Stanford University, the United Nations and in
several other venues. Her publications include "The Paradox of the Black Church and
Religious Freedom” in the University of St. Thomas Law Journal; a chapter in the
volume Not Just Good but Beautiful; another in Race and Covenant: Recovering the
Religious Roots for American Reconciliation and a chapter co-authored with Orlando
Patterson in The Cultural Matrix published by Harvard University Press. Dr. Rivers works
with leaders in the ecumenical black church to promote a philosophical, political, and
theological framework for a pro-poor, pro-life, pro-family movement and has worked on
issues of social justice and Christian activism in the black community for more than thirty
years. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Religious Freedom Institute, the Board
of Directors for Becket Law, the Board of Directors for the Center for Early African
Christianity and on the Religious Liberty Initiative Board of Advisors at University of
Notre Dame.