This talk explores the possibilities for multi-faith solidarity in a time where Islamaphobia, xenophobia, and racism is so prevalent. Dr. Hawkins explores the intersection of race/ethnicity, religion, and politics in our society.What does it look like to live out the stated constitutional commitment to justice?
Dr. Larycia Hawkins is a nationally recognized scholar, speaker, and activist. In a December 10, 2015, Facebook post, she declared her intention to don a hijab in solidarity with Muslim sisters as an act of Christian Advent devotion. The post initiated a national and international conversation about the nature of God and the possibilities for multi-faith solidarity in a time where Islamaphobia, xenophobia, and racism are as, if not more, prolific as any time in history.
Dr. Hawkins’s publications and research engage the intersection of race/ethnicity, religion, and politics. Her writing, speaking, teaching, and scholarship are squarely animated by a conviction that political science should be relevant to the real world. Thus, the perennial questions that plague our polity are the questions that plague her: What does it look like to live out the stated constitutional commitment to justice? What does it mean to transcend theoretical solidarity with the oppressed?
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx