Kinky Curly Theological Collective

 

The Kinky Curly Theological Collective is a center of theological reflection that affirms and builds on the experiences of women of color as a legitimate locus of pedagogy, centered in the perspectives of African and African American women. It does this by taking a community centered approach in which practitioners heal, learn, teach, and grow together in their own teaching and practice. In doing so, we will nurture and build a new cadre of theologians and spiritual leaders whose understanding of God and Gods world is validated in their identity as women of color.

Focus:
The Kinky Curly Theological Collective is committed to undoing trauma and oppression in the lives of practitioners. As a result of living in a white supremacist culture that has robbed women of color of our identity, language, and heritage, many are deeply wounded. In addition, the daily lived micro and macro aggressions continue to put undue stress upon women which impedes the ability of many to lead and teach well. This collective will address this by raising the trauma awareness of practitioners, particularly identifying areas where stress shows up in the body and what to do about it when it does.

In addition, the Kinky Curly Theological Collective will focus on increasing the awareness of practitionersexisting community cultural capital. We will uplift and prioritize the assets that are abundant in our communities that enable us to survive and thrive well. And while oppression is a reality as a result of slavery and colonization, we will seek to uncover stories about our genesis based in liberation and freedom.

Find out more by emailing ebanna22@gmail.com or joining our facebook group.

If you live in Minnesota, join us for the launch of the Kinky Curly Theological Collective on Saturday, November 18 from 4 – 7pm. Email ebanna22@gmail.com for more information. 

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