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Carroll Webinar: Religion, Race, and the American Dog
7:00 PM
Carroll College
Join Dr. Katharine Mershon for her talk entitled: "Religion, Race, and the American Dog." Free and open to the public via Zoom. Part of the Carroll College Roeben-Raunig Lecture series.

How are animals part of the stories Americans tell about religion? What can stories about animals tell us about people? This talk will analyze narratives about religion and dogs that appear in unexpected settings. By examining the 2007 dogfighting case involving NFL player Michael Vick, we will discuss how human social justice and animal ethics are connected to religion and to each other.

About Katharine Mershon
Katharine Mershon received her Ph.D. in Religion, Literature, and Visual Culture from the University of Chicago Divinity School. After teaching religious ethics at Whitman College, she is now Assistant Professor of Religion at Western Carolina University. Her teaching and research examine how religion operates in spaces outside of those deemed explicitly religious—from the NFL to the animal shelter. Her work grew out of her experiences adopting a pit-bull type dog named Zoe, and becoming involved in animal rescue in Chicago.

About Jeania Ree Moore
Reverend Jeania Ree Moore is currently a doctoral student at Yale Divinity School and columnist for Sojourners Magazine. A graduate of Yale University (B.A. Humanities 2012) and Emory University (M.Div. 2015), Jeania has research interests in systematic theology, theological aesthetics, critical race theory, African American studies, and American religious history. She has written for the Huffington Post about her participation in the effort to stop the execution of Kelly Gissendaner, a death row inmate at Lee Arrendale State Prison who earned a theology diploma through an Emory/Candler program, and her leadership in forwarding a request to the Yale Corporation to name its newest residential colleges after diverse alumni/ae.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Carroll College
Address: 1601 N. Benton Ave Helena, Montana 59601
Phone: 4064474300

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