In the Shadows of Whiteness: Race, Religion, and Radicalization in the Time of Pandemics

How has religion shaped modern racial thinking, and how does it manifest in today’s world? In a moment of multiple, overlapping pandemics — COVID-19, racialized police violence, white nationalism — how does whiteness and religion sustain regressive, anti-science, and racist politics that create pandemic synergies toxic to democracy and deadly for communities of color?

Join this public forum on March 5th at 2:00pm CST, featuring Terence Keel, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies and Institute for Society and Genetics, UCLA, and Osagie K. Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics in the Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.

Presented by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.