Reimagining Citizenship: Thoughts on Relational Violence & The Construct of Whiteness
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 7 p.m.
Live Stream Event
Ariel will explore how dismantling constructs of superiority can present a broader perspective on relational healing and citizenship within and around us.
Members of the public are invited to watch the discussion and submit questions in the comments section of the YouTube live stream. It is free and open to the public.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Courtney Ariel is a songwriter and storyteller and her music can be found on most streaming platforms. As a Sojourners contributor, she has written several articles including “For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies,” and “How White Liberals Perpetuate Relational Violence.” Through her writing and music, Ariel is committed to speaking back —speaking truth — to systems of oppression, which she believes to be at the core of her resistance and pathway to liberation. Despite what middle school adolescence taught many of us, she thinks we are the coolest when we admit we aren’t certain, care deeply and continue trying. Let’s give it a shot.
Raised in Southern California, she graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in English literature. She is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University studying theology with concentrations in religion & the arts and gender & sexuality.
The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.
Video of the Presentation