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Professor of Ethics and African American Studies to speak at WSSU

Date:  February 14, 2013

Time:  9:30 am

Summary:  The Rev. Dr. Traci C. West, professor of ethics and African American studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, N.J., will speak at Winston-Salem State University as part of the James A. Gray Lecture Series for 2012-2013.

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The Rev. Dr. Traci C. West, professor of ethics and African American studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, N.J., will speak at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) as part of the James A. Gray Lecture Series for 2012-2013.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be Thursday, February 14, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dillard Auditorium in the Anderson Conference Center on the university campus.

An ordained elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, West previously served in campus and parish ministry in the Hartford, Conn. area.  She is also a member of United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church and participated in an interfaith clergy delegation to Baghdad.

West is the author of "Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter," "Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence and Resistance Ethics" and is the editor of "Our Family Values: Same-Sex Marriage and Religion."   West was a participant in the documentary "NO!" which focused on violence against Black women as well as "Breaking silences: A Supplemental Video to No!" by Aisha Simmons. She also has written several articles on violence against women, racism, clergy ethics, sexuality and other justice issues facing the church and society.

A graduate of Yale University, West earned her master's degree in divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. and her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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