Misogynoir to Mishpat (M2M) June Newsletter

For example, we are sharing additional opportunities that include fellowships, jobs and grant funding. We will also continue to post writing opportunities and seminars to enhance your skills. We hope you will continue to enjoy perspectives on political theology, profiles of African descended women in the study of religion and religious leadership, and observations regarding activism.

What is “Adultification” and How is it Misogynoiristic?

Adultification occurs when children of color in general, but Black children in particular, are treated as adults in ways which can range from neglect to actual violence. Within the justice system, children and teens from vulnerable communities, when accused of "crimes," are often sent to adult holding cells instead of juvenille hall with their peers.

The Myth of Black Don’t Crack – How Black Women Can Resist Weathering

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." - Audre Lorde Stress is part of life, and some stress is even beneficial. Yet, dangerous levels of stress, particularly when we remain in the "fight … Continue reading The Myth of Black Don’t Crack – How Black Women Can Resist Weathering

Black Girl Gone Podcast – Shanquella Robinson

BLACK GIRL GONE: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST AFTERTHOUGHTS: Shanquella Robinson Posted March 23, 2023 00:00:00 00:43:24 5 months later the person responsible for Shanquella Robinsons death has not been arrested. On this episode Amara and Jason revisit the story of Shanquella Robinson's murder. Support Black Girl Gone at http://www.patreon.com/blackckgirlgonepodcast Follow Us! IG: @BlackGirlGonePodcast TikTok: @BlackGirlGonePodcast … Continue reading Black Girl Gone Podcast – Shanquella Robinson

For Black Women Who Surrender Their BurnOut – When Survival is Not Enuf

Burnout has been an undeserved badge of honor within many Western job settings. People are seen as dedicated when they work an extraordinary amount of hours for a job that takes advantage of them, doesn't fairly compensate them, and gives them "kudos" while sucking their life out of them. Burnout is tricky. We see its … Continue reading For Black Women Who Surrender Their BurnOut – When Survival is Not Enuf

Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Ep. 20

Dr. Kenneth Ngwa https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034701/12462240?fbclid=IwAR114HiQ4iRyetqEJ_Jz7jOD50k7lnxM9InI7EDAApYJIp61gnM98KIinhw In this Episode 20, podcast host Rev. Dr. Mitzi J Smith talks with Dr. Kenneth Ngwa about his new book, Let My People Live: An Africana Reading of Exodus: An African Reading of Exodus. We promise - you will never look at Miriam the same way after listening to his marvelous … Continue reading Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Ep. 20

Black Girl Gone Podcast – The Murder of Nailah Franklin

Please see the next podcast below. The Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network has identified missing Black women and girls as one of the activist issues it will amplify during 2023. We will share essays, statistics and the podcast, "Black Girl Gone" to draw attention to the issue. The program is hosted by Amara Cofer who … Continue reading Black Girl Gone Podcast – The Murder of Nailah Franklin

Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Ep. 19

Rev. Dr. Raquel S. Lettsome https://www.buzzsprout.com/2034701/12462240?fbclid=IwAR114HiQ4iRyetqEJ_Jz7jOD50k7lnxM9InI7EDAApYJIp61gnM98KIinhw In this Episode 19, podcast host Rev. Dr. Mitzi J Smith talks with Rev. Dr. Raquel S. Lettsome, Distinguished Visiting Professor of New Testament and Womanist Hermeneutics at Eden Theological Seminary about her journey to womanism, her seminal text Call and Consequences, and her ministry (www.RSLministries.com).  Follow Prof. Mitzi Smith … Continue reading Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Ep. 19

Toxic Masculinity – Womanist Allies

See the abstract below from Old Testament scholar, Robert Wafawanaka, PhD. He challenges that masculine readings of Bible women, such as Sarah, Hagar and Yael, can unwittingly engage in a toxic masculinity. By examining what he calls the “strong-man model,” Wafawanaka considers that, instead of interpreting women as being “better men,” they can provide alternative … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity – Womanist Allies

Call for Abstracts – Countdown to next deadline!

Dear Colleagues, In light of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade, having African descended people create a sense of self definition and of God for themselves, appears as nothing short of radical. Whether the women who served as generals within the Kenya Land and Freedom Army, or women like Betty Shabazz who, wrapped in white garments quietly … Continue reading Call for Abstracts – Countdown to next deadline!