Public Theology Lecture: Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey
Pushing Limits on the Body
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. | Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful, Main Building, Second Floor
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will welcome alumna Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey (G-ETS 2005) for a public lecture titled “Pushing Limits on the Body.” With vast experience both in the church and in the academy, Lightsey has become a fierce activist for social justice. She worked within the LGBTQ community to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy and to ensure marriage equality. She was on the ground protesting against excessive police force during the first 21 days of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and provided ongoing online live streams across a one-year period. A constructive theologian, Lightsey has consistently collaborated with activist-colleagues in the movement for the liberation of Black lives, those addressing violence against Black transwomen, and institutional racism on college campuses. As a leading advocate for LGBTQ equality in the church, in particular The United Methodist Church, she continues to critique homophobic polity, liturgy, and homiletics.