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“Why African Spirituality Makes Sense”

Presenter: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Professor Emeritus, African & African Diaspora Studies, UW-Milwaukee.

Prof. Bellegarde-Smith will share his travels and life within the Caribbean and African Diaspora.

After receiving his doctorate in international politics and Latin American history from the American University in 1977, Professor Bellegarde-Smith taught in the field of international development, political economy and culture. He then taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the field of African-American studies with a focus on Caribbean cultures and politics, Afro-Caribbean religions, and Black feminisms. He is a oungan asogwe, a priest in Haitian Vodou, which is his proudest achievement. In addition, Professor Bellegarde-Smith is author or editor of five books including the Shadow of Powers, The Breached Citadel, and Fragments of Bone.

Host: Joan Schmidt


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.

November 17, 2019

10:10 am - 10:50 am


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
1342 N Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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