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Registration for the #BlackScholarsMatter Symposium is now open. The symposium will be open to all, SBL members and colleagues in the wider guild. Please note that registration link is unique to a specific session and each is limited to 1000 registrations. To attend both sessions, please be sure to register for each one separately. Anyone unable to attend the live sessions will be able to view the video, which will be available on the symposium web page shortly after the symposium concludes.

Day 1, 12 August (morning session 10:00 am–12:00 pm EDT USA):

BlackScholarsMatter: Visions and Struggles

Panelists will discuss their experiences of and aspirations for teaching, writing, and being Black biblical scholars in the academy.

Cheryl Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Randall Bailey, Interdenominational Theological Center
Madipoane Masenya, University of South Africa
Shively Smith, Boston University
Renita Weems, Ray of Hope Community Church
Vincent Wimbush, Institute for Signifying Scriptures
Presider, Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa, SBL President
Moderator, Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary, SBL Council Chair

Day 2, 13 August (evening session 7:00–9:00 pm EDT USA):

BlackScholarsMatter: Lessons and Hopes

Panelists will share their learnings and dreams concerning teaching, writing, and being Black biblical scholars in the academy.

Ronald Charles, Saint Francis Xavier University
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary
Steed Vernyl Davidson, McCormick Theological Seminary
Vanessa Lovelace, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Kimberly Russaw, Christian Theological Seminary
Abraham Smith, Perkins School of Theology/Southern Methodist University
Presider, Hugh Rowland Page, Jr., University of Notre Dame, SBL Council
Moderator, Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SBL Council

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