Lenten Bible "Detox": Study of Esther 1-2, led by Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar

Lenten Bible "Detox"

March 25, 2021, 7:30pm Eastern Time

Each Lent, CLBSJ focuses our attention on the misuse of the Bible to promote and justify violence and oppression. All are welcome on this journey of healing and reclaiming.

This session will be led Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar. Ericka will explore the layered theme of “chosenness” in Esther chapters 1 and 2, both in its traditional understanding and from an Africana-womanist perspective.

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Dr. Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar (she/her/hers) lives in Atlanta, GA, and teaches at Payne Theological Seminary. She received her Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (Old Testament) in May 2020 from Drew University. Her dissertation, entitled Trafficking Hadassah: An Africana Reading of Collective Trauma, Memory, and Identity in the Book of Esther and the African Diaspora, is a dialogical cultural study of sexual trafficking in the book of Esther and during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.