For the Wheaton community and other college communities like it, W. Tali Hairston thinks that "we often think about doing, being, and knowing as distinct categories, and they are distinct but only in how we have systematically studied them... For example, is race a filter for some and not others? Do we have lots of information about it in our lived experiences? How does this comport with intersectionality and sexuality? And what does this teach us about larger stories - meta-narratives?" Story, identity, and belonging create social frameworks that orient how we understand race/ethnicity/class/faith.
To hear here more on how identity and belonging shape us as individuals and as communities, Center for Applied Christian Ethics invited Wheaton College students, faculty, and staff to attend W. Tali Hairston's lecture "Resolving Your Story: Identity, Belonging, and Trust" on Thursday January 30th at 7pm in 145 Meyer Lecture Hall. (Cosponsored with Student Development)