Monday, March 3, 2008

Botswana, Bible, women, HIV/AIDS: Musa Dube Wednesday!

North Carolina and Southern Virginia folks:

We are very fortunate to have with us this week
Dr. Musa Dube, scholar and activist from Botswana

Wednesday, March 5

at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

1:00 p.m. "African Women and the Bible: Other Ways of Reading"
Hosted by Jane Redmont's Liberation Theologies seminar
at Jane's house on campus
(e-mail for directions if you wish to attend)

7:00 p.m. "Reading the Bible in Botswana in the Age of HIV-AIDS"
Lecture, Moon Room, Dana Auditorium

Dr. Dube is a feminist postcolonial biblical scholar and has been doing a great deal of work on biblical interpretation in the age of HIV/AIDS, particularly in the African context. She is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She has taught at Scripps College and the University of Botswana and is the author, editor, and coeditor of many works including:
Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible
The Bible in Africa: Transactions, Trajectories, Trends
Other Ways of Reading: African Women and the Bible
Grant Me Justice! HIV/AIDS & Gender Readings of the Bible.

This is a unique opportunity. Dr. Dube has come all the way from Botswana and we were able --at the last minute-- to get some time with her between her lectures at Shaw University and Wake Forest University.


Anonymous said...

I will try to be there for the 7pm talk! Thanks for getting her and posting about it, because I would have never heard about the Wake talk...

Jane R said...

Great, Chris, it's nice you are willing to shlepp to Greensboro. Will you go to the Wake talk as well then? There is also one at Shaw but I couldn't get any Web info about it. I think it's at Shaw's main Raleigh campus. I have a couple of friends on the faculty so I can find out if you need -- or just call the Divinity School at Shaw. Thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you Wednesday (I have to duck out at 8 though because I have to teach a class upstairs) and of course bring friends or colleagues.

Anonymous said...

I will probably just go to the one at Guilford — Tues. and Thurs. are pretty crazy most weeks. I would have moved something around to make one of the other talks if you hadn't set this up, but Wed. is perfect. :-D

I passed on the info to a few others — local Episcopalians.

I'm looking forward to it! Will you have a few minutes to say hi if I were to show up a few minutes early? If not, I'll wave as you walk out to teach your other class. :-)

Jane R said...

Yes, of course. I will arrive early. There should be parking, by the way, behind and perhaps in front of the Dana Auditorium building, but get here early just in case you have to drive to the next parking lot over. Campus is small anyway.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Ack!!! I'd love to hear her, but Wednesday is EFM night for me, and I already have a commitment for lunch. Sigh.

Thanks for letting me know, Jane. Do you know her schedule at Shaw, by any chance?

Jane R said...

I don't (which is why I didn't post it when I made the link to Wake Forest) but call Andrew Mbuvi, prof. of New Testament there, or the Divinity School at Shaw if you can't get a hold of Andrew, and see what you can find out. All I know is the talk is today. Gotta run.

lauraj said...

Sounds wonderful, Jane. I'll be watching the Garth Fagan dance troupe tomorrow night. A different kind of cultural experience.

Fran said...

I wish I could be there!

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