Renowned Author Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes to Speak at Baylor
Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, a nationally renowned theologian and author of several works, will speak at Baylor University on Oct. 17. She will be giving a lecture entitled: “Tenderness in a Time of Terror”. The lecture will focus on the burden of engaging in racial justice work and how we can sustain ourselves and each other.
Dr. Walker-Barnes is a theologian, scholar and clinical psychologist. According to her website, her work specializes in working to heal the wounds caused throughout history by racial and gender discrimination and oppression. She also serves as a professor of practical theology and pastoral care at Columbia Theological Seminary.
Dr. Walker-Barnes began her career in clinical research psychology, earning degrees in Psychology and African American/African Studies from Emory University. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D., in Clinical Child and Family Psychology, at the University of Miami and an MDiv from Duke University. Dr. Walker-Barnes is able to utilize both her degrees in Psychology and Divinity to address topics and issues of social justice within and outside of the religious community.
Dr. Walker-Barnes’ lecture will be in the Kayser Auditorium on the first floor of the Hankamer Academic Center on Oct. 17, beginning at 5 p.m.
The event is sponsored by a host of Baylor University schools and departments: Social Work, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media, Multicultural Affairs, the Provost's Office, Religion, Psychology and Neuroscience and the Baptist Studies Center for Research.