2019 Call for Presentations

English/(French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili below)

The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) invites presentation proposals for its 2019 conference, which will convene at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya, July 1-5.

This conference takes place against the backdrop of an era of increased political authoritarianism and a noticeable rise in racial and religious intolerance across the world. In Africa the issues of migration, review of conflict intervention mechanisms and an ideological shift on the war on terrorism have raised questions on US strategy in Africa. There has also been a noticeable increase in recent years of suspicions toward known and settled facts and of an economic and cultural nationalism that is fuelling conflicts across the World. This time of global uncertainty requires a bold and progressive agenda, that also recognises assets and cultures of cooperation to challenge the existing order.

We seek papers that will address these issues with urgency, clarity and an understanding of what is at stake and what can be imagined. Themes to be addressed include:
• Political and Religious Authoritarianism: Past, Present and Future
• Deconstructing Conflict, Violence and Sovereignty in Africa and Across the Diaspora
• Assets, Cooperatives and the Culture of Cooperation
• Patriarchy, Sexism and the Role of Culture in Africa and the Diaspora
• Faith-based Responses to the Immigration Crisis
• New Formations of African Identity on the Continent and Across the Diaspora
• Old Media New Media, Social Media and the Production of Knowledge-based Development
• Religion, Race and Morality in the Age of New Social Movements

We invite analysis of these and other tensions at the intersections of religion, race, class, gender and nationality, especially bearing upon faith sector positioning and responses within Africa and diasporic contexts. Contemporary and historical analysis of these contexts are welcome. Best practices presentations and scholarly papers should be outlined in an abstract of 250 words or fewer and emailed by January 30, 2019 to Dr. William Ackah (w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk) and Dr. R. Drew Smith (rsmith@pts.edu).

Conference Details

1st and 2nd July will consist of immersion activities in Nairobi and the surrounding area. We will meet with local community organizations and visit sites where groups are working on issues related to conflict, poverty, community empowerment and faith-based co-operation and development. (further details to follow)

3rd to 5th July Main Conference with panel sessions, plenaries and roundtable discussions.

Dr Elias Opongo – Elias.Opongo@hekima.ac.ke TRRR regional coordinator
Rev Ronald Nathan rancilen@gmail.com TRRR Treasurer

Registration Costs

                                    Global north participants           Global south participants
Waged                                        $250                                                 $125
Unwaged/students                  $100                                                   $50

Payments to be received by May 10th – payment can be made from January 1st details will be posted on website.

Other information

Kenya is a vibrant and dynamic country with beautiful scenery and a rich history, our local hosts are happy to provide advice and guidance on what to see and do during your time here. It is certainly worth adding a few days to your trip post conference to see the country.

We will provide transportation for the immersion activities. All other transportation including traveling from airport to hotels, and from hotels to conference venues is the responsibility of each participant. We will provide you with advice on travel options in country nearer the time. Below you will find a list of accommodation options which we recommend you book early in the new year.

Accommodation Options

Location: Near Adams Arcade and Kilimani Area where Hekima University College is located
Please find the possible accommodation details here below. If there is difficulty in booking, please let us know so that we can help.
(N.B.! Currently $1 US = 100 Kenyan Shillings [KES]) in July 2018.

1. Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University College

5,000KES ($ 50) Bed and Breakfast Standard room (self-contained)

Contact: + 254 729755905       carole@hekima.ac.ke

2. Mash Park Hotel (http://www.mashparkhotelsnrb.com)
A four star hotel, fully equipped with facilities and within a distance of 10 minutes’ walk to the conference place, the Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR).

7,500KES ($ 115) Bed and Breakfast Standard room (self-contained)
9,750KES ($135) Bed and Breakfast Deluxe room (self-contained)
11,250KES ($150) Bed and Breakfast Double bed room (self-contained)

Contacts: +254 712 304 311; +254 712 304 318; +254 020 386 1218/9

3. Ole Dume Serviced Apartments Hotel (www.oledume.com)

8,000KES ($80) Bed and Breakfast Standard room (self-contained)
10,000KES ($100) Bed and Breakfast Double bed room (self-contained)

Contacts: +254 722 385 280; +254 737 525 742
info@oledume.com or reservations@oledume.com

4. Bartmar Houses (http://bartmarapartments.com)

5,000KES ($50) Self Catering Standard room (self-contained)

Contacts: +254 722 336 839        bartmarapartments@gmail.com

5. Double Tree – Hilton (www.doubletree3.hilton.com)

($160) Bed and Breakfast (B&B)  Single bed (self-contained)
($185) Full board Couples Room (self-contained)

Contacts: +254 736600002/709090000;

6. Economy Accommodation Centers
The following accommodation centers’ are cheaper, clean and modest. However, they have conditions attached as indicated below, but negotiable. They are found within a distance of 10 to 15 minutes walk to HIPSIR.

  • Savelberg Retreat Centre
    2300KES ($23) Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Single bed (non-self-contained)
    2900KES ($29) Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Single bed (self-contained
    3700 KES ($37) Full board Single bed (self-contained)

Contacts: +254 733 251 716     http://www.savelbergretreatcentre.org; info@savelbergretreatcentre.org                                                                Conditions: guests must be in by 9pm absent prior arrangement.

  • Rosa Mystica Spiritual Centre
    3000 KES ($30) Bed and Breakfast (B & B) Single bed (self-contained)
    3500 ($35) Half board Single bed (self-contained)
    4000 ($40) Full board Single bed (self-contained)
    4000 ($40) Bed and Breakfast Couples room (self-contained)
    5000 ($50) Half board Couples room (self-contained)
    6000 ($60) Full board Couples room (self-contained)

Contacts; +254 726 769 961 info@ rosamysticakenya.org
Conditions: guests must be in by 8pm absent prior arrangement

  • Tumaini Centre
    2000KES ($20) Bed and Breakfast Single bed (non-self-contained)
    2900KES ($29) Full board Single bed (non-self-contained)

Contacts: +254 723 577 021;  254 20 261 4595/6   tumaini.ac@aimint.net


Appel à Présentations

La Table ronde transatlantique sur la religion et la race (TRRR) invite à présenter des propositions pour sa conférence 2019 qui se tiendra à l’Institut Hekima d’études de la paix et des relations internationales (HIPSIR), Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya, du 1er au 5 juillet.

Cette conférence se déroule dans un contexte d’autoritarisme politique accru et d’augmentation notable de l’intolérance raciale et religieuse à travers le monde. En Afrique, les questions de migration, d’examen des mécanismes d’intervention en cas de conflit et d’évolution idéologique de la guerre contre le terrorisme ont soulevé des questions sur la stratégie américaine en Afrique. Ces dernières années, il y a eu une augmentation notable des soupçons à l’égard de faits connus et établis et d’un nationalisme économique et culturel qui alimente les conflits à travers le monde. Cette période d’incertitude mondiale exige un programme audacieux et progressiste, qui reconnaît également les atouts et les cultures de coopération pour remettre en cause l’ordre existant.

Nous recherchons des documents qui aborderont ces questions avec urgence, clarté et compréhension de ce qui est en jeu et de ce qui peut être imaginé. Les thèmes à traiter incluent:
• Autoritarisme politique et religieux: passé, présent et futur
• Déconstruire les conflits, la violence et la souveraineté en Afrique et dans la diaspora
• Actifs, coopératives et culture de la coopération
• Patriarcat, sexisme et rôle de la culture en Afrique et dans la diaspora
• Réponses fondées sur la foi à la crise de l’immigration
• Nouvelles formations de l’identité africaine sur le continent et à travers la diaspora
• Vieux médias, nouveaux médias, médias sociaux et production de développement fondé sur la connaissance
• Religion, race et moralité à l’ère des nouveaux mouvements sociaux

Nous invitons à analyser ces tensions et d’autres aux intersections de la religion, de la race, de la classe, du sexe et de la nationalité, en particulier en ce qui concerne le positionnement et les réponses du secteur confessionnel en Afrique et dans les contextes diasporiques. Une analyse contemporaine et historique de ces contextes est la bienvenue. Les présentations sur les meilleures pratiques et les articles scientifiques doivent être résumés dans un résumé de 250 mots ou moins et envoyés par courriel avant le 30 janvier 2018 au Dr William Ackah (w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk) et au Dr R. Drew Smith ( pts.edu).

Détails de la conférence

Les 1er et 2 juillet comprendront des activités d’immersion à Nairobi et dans les environs. Nous rencontrerons des organisations communautaires locales et visiterons des sites où des groupes travaillent sur des questions liées aux conflits, à la pauvreté, à l’autonomisation des communautés et à la coopération et au développement basés sur la foi. (plus de détails à suivre)

3 au 5 juillet Conférence principale avec des tables rondes, des plénières et des tables rondes

Frais d’inscription

Participants mondiaux du nord      Participants mondiaux du sud

Waged                                              $250                                              $125
Unwaged/students                       $100                                                $50

Les paiements à recevoir avant le 10 mai – le paiement peut être effectué à partir du 1er janvier, les détails seront affichés sur le site Web.

Dr Elias Opongo – Elias.Opongo@hekima.ac.ke TRRR regional coordinator
Rev Ronald Nathan rancilen@gmail.com TRRR Treasurer

Les autres informations

Le Kenya est un pays dynamique et dynamique avec de beaux paysages et une histoire riche, nos hôtes locaux sont heureux de fournir des conseils et des conseils sur ce qu’il faut voir et faire pendant votre séjour ici. Cela vaut certainement la peine d’ajouter quelques jours à votre voyage après la conférence pour voir le pays.

Nous assurerons le transport pour les activités d’immersion. Tous les autres moyens de transport, y compris les déplacements entre l’aéroport et les hôtels et entre les hôtels et les lieux de conférence, sont à la charge de chaque participant. Nous vous fournirons des conseils sur les options de voyage dans le pays le plus près possible. Vous trouverez ci-dessous une liste d’options d’hébergement que nous vous recommandons de réserver au début de la nouvelle année.

Options d’hébergement

Lieu: près de la galerie Adams et de la zone de Kilimani où se trouve le collège universitaire de Hekima
Veuillez trouver ci-dessous les détails de l’hébergement possible. Si vous rencontrez des difficultés lors de la réservation, veuillez nous en informer afin que nous puissions vous aider.
(N.B.! Actuellement 1 $ US = 100 shillings kenyans [KES]) en juillet 2018.

(Les options d’hébergement sont listées ci-dessus).


Convocar Apresentações

A Mesa Redonda Transatlântica sobre Religião e Raça (TRRR) convida a apresentar propostas para a sua conferência de 2019, que se reunirá no Instituto Hekima de Estudos para a Paz e Relações Internacionais (HIPSIR), Hekima University College em Nairobi, Quênia, de 1 a 5 de julho.

Esta conferência tem como pano de fundo uma era de crescente autoritarismo político e um notável aumento da intolerância racial e religiosa em todo o mundo. Na África, as questões de migração, revisão de mecanismos de intervenção de conflito e uma mudança ideológica na guerra ao terrorismo levantaram questões sobre a estratégia dos EUA na África. Houve também um aumento notável nos últimos anos de suspeitas em relação a fatos conhecidos e estabelecidos e de um nacionalismo econômico e cultural que está alimentando conflitos em todo o mundo.

Este momento de incerteza global requer uma agenda ousada e progressista, que também reconhece ativos e culturas de cooperação para desafiar a ordem existente. Buscamos artigos que abordem essas questões com urgência, clareza e compreensão do que está em jogo e do que pode ser imaginado. Temas a serem abordados incluem:
• Autoritarismo político e religioso: passado, presente e futuro
• Desconstruindo Conflito, Violência e Soberania na África e na Diáspora
• Ativos, Cooperativas e Cultura de Cooperação
• Patriarcado, sexismo e o papel da cultura na África e na diáspora Respostas baseadas na fé à crise da imigração
• Novas formações de identidade africana no continente e na diáspora
• Mídia antiga, novas mídias, mídias sociais e a produção de desenvolvimento baseado em conhecimento
• Religião, Raça e Moralidade na Era dos Novos Movimentos Sociais Convidamos a análise dessas e outras tensões nas interseções de religião, raça, classe, gênero e nacionalidade, especialmente tendo em conta o posicionamento do setor de fé e as respostas dentro dos contextos da África e da diáspora.

A análise contemporânea e histórica desses contextos é bem-vinda. Apresentações de melhores práticas e trabalhos acadêmicos devem ser resumidos em um resumo de 250 palavras ou menos e enviadas por email até 30 de janeiro de 2019 para o Dr. William Ackah (w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk) e Dr. R. Drew Smith (rsmith @ pts.edu).

Detalhes da conferência

1 e 2 de julho consistirá de atividades de imersão em Nairobi e na área circundante. Encontraremos organizações comunitárias locais e visitaremos locais onde os grupos estão trabalhando em questões relacionadas a conflitos, pobreza, fortalecimento da comunidade e cooperação e desenvolvimento baseados na fé. (mais detalhes a seguir) 3 a 5 de julho Conferência Principal com sessões de painéis, plenárias e mesas redondas..

Custos de registro

Participantes do norte global   Participantes do sul global

Waged                                                $250                                                 $125
Unwaged/students                          $100                                                  $50

Pagamentos a serem recebidos até 10 de maio – o pagamento pode ser feito a partir de 1º de janeiro. Os detalhes serão publicados no site.

Dr Elias Opongo – Elias.Opongo@hekima.ac.ke TRRR regional coordinator
Rev Ronald Nathan rancilen@gmail.com TRRR Treasurer

Outra informação

O Quênia é um país vibrante e dinâmico, com belas paisagens e uma rica história. Nossos anfitriões locais estão felizes em fornecer conselhos e orientações sobre o que ver e fazer durante o seu tempo aqui. Certamente vale a pena adicionar alguns dias à sua viagem após a conferência para ver o país. Nós forneceremos transporte para as atividades de imersão. Todos os outros transportes, incluindo a viagem do aeroporto para hotéis, e de hotéis para locais de conferência, são de responsabilidade de cada participante. Forneceremos conselhos sobre as opções de viagem no país mais próximo do horário. Abaixo você encontrará uma lista de opções de acomodação que recomendamos reservar no início do ano novo.

Opções de alojamento

Localização: Perto de Adams Arcade e Kilimani Area, onde a Hekima University College está localizada
Por favor, encontre os possíveis detalhes da acomodação abaixo. Se houver dificuldade na reserva, informe-nos para que possamos ajudar. (N.B.! Atualmente US $ 1 US = 100 Shillings Quenianos [KES]) em julho de 2018

(As opções de acomodação estão listadas acima).


Convocatoria para Presentaciones

La Mesa Redonda Transatlántica sobre Religión y Raza (TRRR) invita a presentar propuestas para su conferencia de 2019, que se realizará en el Instituto Hekima de Estudios de Paz y Relaciones Internacionales (HIPSIR), Universidad Hekima en Nairobi, Kenia, del 1 al 5 de julio.

Esta conferencia tiene lugar en el contexto de una era de mayor autoritarismo político y un notable aumento de la intolerancia racial y religiosa en todo el mundo. En África, los problemas de la migración, la revisión de los mecanismos de intervención del conflicto y un cambio ideológico en la guerra contra el terrorismo han planteado interrogantes sobre la estrategia estadounidense en África. También ha habido un aumento notable en los últimos años de sospechas hacia hechos conocidos y resueltos, y de un nacionalismo económico y cultural que está alimentando conflictos en todo el mundo.

Esta época de incertidumbre global requiere una agenda audaz y progresiva, que también reconozca activos y culturas de cooperación para desafiar el orden existente. Buscamos documentos que aborden estos problemas con urgencia, claridad y comprensión de lo que está en juego y lo que se puede imaginar. Los temas que se abordarán incluyen:
• Autoritarismo político y religioso: pasado, presente y futuro
• Deconstrucción del conflicto, la violencia y la soberanía en África y en toda la diáspora
• Los activos, las cooperativas y la cultura de la cooperación
• Patriarcado, sexismo y el papel de la cultura en África y la diáspora
• Respuestas basadas en la fe a la crisis de inmigración
• Nuevas formaciones de identidad africana en el continente y en toda la diáspora
• Medios nuevos Nuevos medios, redes sociales y la producción de desarrollo basado en el conocimiento
• Religión, raza y moral en la era de los nuevos movimientos sociales

Invitamos a analizar estas y otras tensiones en las intersecciones de la religión, la raza, la clase, el género y la nacionalidad, especialmente sobre el posicionamiento y las respuestas del sector de la fe dentro de África y los contextos de la diáspora. El análisis histórico e histórico de estos contextos es bienvenido. Las presentaciones de buenas prácticas y los artículos académicos se deben resumir en un resumen de 250 palabras o menos y enviarse por correo electrónico antes del 30 de enero de 2019 al Dr. William Ackah (w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk) y al Dr. R. Drew Smith (rsmith @ pts.edu).

Detalles de la conferencia

El 1 y el 2 de julio consistirán en actividades de inmersión en Nairobi y sus alrededores. Nos reuniremos con organizaciones de la comunidad local y visitaremos sitios donde los grupos están trabajando en temas relacionados con el conflicto, la pobreza, el empoderamiento de la comunidad y la cooperación y el desarrollo basados ​​en la fe. (más detalles a seguir)

Del 3 al 5 de julio Conferencia principal con sesiones de panel, plenarias y mesas redondas.

Costos de registro

Participantes del norte global     Participantes del sur global

Waged                                                 $250                                              $125
Unwaged/students                           $100                                                $50

Los pagos se recibirán antes del 10 de mayo. El pago se puede realizar a partir del 1 de enero. Los detalles se publicarán en el sitio web.

Dr Elias Opongo – Elias.Opongo@hekima.ac.ke TRRR regional coordinator
Rev Ronald Nathan rancilen@gmail.com TRRR Treasurer

Otra información

Kenia es un país vibrante y dinámico, con bellos paisajes y una rica historia, nuestros anfitriones locales están encantados de ofrecer consejos y orientación sobre qué ver y hacer durante su tiempo aquí. Sin duda vale la pena agregar unos días a su viaje posterior a la conferencia para ver el país.

Proporcionaremos transporte para las actividades de inmersión. Todos los demás medios de transporte, incluidos los que viajan desde el aeropuerto hasta los hoteles, y desde los hoteles hasta los centros de conferencias, son responsabilidad de cada participante. Le proporcionaremos asesoramiento sobre las opciones de viaje en el país más cerca del momento. A continuación encontrará una lista de opciones de alojamiento que le recomendamos reservar a principios del año nuevo.

Opciones de alojamiento

Ubicación: Cerca de Adams Arcade y Kilimani Area donde se encuentra Hekima University College

Encuentre los posibles detalles de alojamiento a continuación. Si hay dificultades para reservar, háganoslo saber para que podamos ayudarlo.
(N.B.! Actualmente $ 1 US = 100 chelines kenianos [KES]) en julio de

(Las opciones de alojamiento se enumeran arriba).


Piga simu kwa mawasilisho

Roundtable ya Transatlantic juu ya Dini na Mbio (TRRR) inakaribisha mapendekezo ya kuwasilisha mkutano wake wa 2019, ambayo itakutana katika Taasisi ya Hekima ya Amani na Mahusiano ya Kimataifa (HIPSIR), Chuo Kikuu cha Hekima Chuo Kikuu cha Nairobi, Kenya, Julai 1-5.

Mkutano huu unafanyika dhidi ya hali ya nyuma ya zama za utawala wa kisiasa ulioongezeka na kuongezeka kwa kutosha kwa ukatili wa kikabila na kidini duniani kote. Katika Afrika masuala ya uhamiaji, mapitio ya mifumo ya kuingilia migogoro na mabadiliko ya kiitikadi juu ya vita dhidi ya ugaidi imefufua maswali juu ya mkakati wa Marekani huko Afrika. Pia kuna ongezeko la kuonekana katika miaka ya hivi karibuni ya mashaka juu ya ukweli unaojulikana na uliowekwa na utaifa wa kiuchumi na utamaduni unaosababisha migogoro duniani kote. Wakati huu wa kutokuwa na uhakika duniani unahitaji ajenda ya ujasiri na ya maendeleo, ambayo pia inatambua mali na tamaduni za ushirikiano ili kukabiliana na utaratibu uliopo. Tunatafuta majarida ambayo yatashughulikia masuala haya kwa uharaka, uwazi na ufahamu wa kile kinachohusika na kinachoweza kufikiriwa. Mandhari kushughulikiwa ni pamoja na:
• Mamlaka ya Kisiasa na ya kidini: ya zamani, ya sasa na ya baadaye
• Kuimarisha Mgongano, Vurugu na Utawala wa Afrika na Kote kwa Wilaya
• Mali, Ushirika na Utamaduni wa Ushirikiano
• Uzazi wa kifalme, Sexism na Wajibu wa Utamaduni Afrika na Waislamu
• Majibu ya msingi ya imani kwa Mgogoro wa Uhamiaji
• Mafunzo mapya ya Utambulisho wa Kiafrika juu ya Nchi na Kote ya Diaspora
• Vyombo vya habari vya zamani vya Vyombo vya Habari vya Vyombo vya habari, Vyombo vya Habari vya Jamii na Uzalishaji wa Maendeleo ya Maarifa
• Dini, Mbio na Maadili wakati wa Maandamano ya Jamii Mpya

Tunakaribisha uchanganuzi wa mvutano huu na mengine katika makutano ya dini, rangi, darasa, jinsia na utaifa, hususan kuzingatia nafasi ya imani na majibu ndani ya Afrika na mazingira ya diasporic. Uchanganuzi wa kisasa na wa kihistoria wa mazingira haya ni kuwakaribisha. Mawasilisho mazuri zaidi na karatasi za kitaalamu zinapaswa kuwa zilizoainishwa katika maneno ya 250 au chini na barua pepe ya Januari 30, 2019 kwa Dk William Ackah (w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk) na Dk R. Drew Smith (rsmith @ pts.edu).

Maelezo ya Mkutano

Mwezi wa 1 na 2 Julai utajumuisha shughuli za kuzamisha Nairobi na eneo jirani. Tutakutana na mashirika ya jamii na kutembelea maeneo ambapo makundi yanafanya kazi katika masuala yanayohusiana na mgongano, umasikini, uwezeshaji wa jamii na ushirikiano wa imani na maendeleo. (maelezo zaidi ya kufuata)

Mkutano wa 3 hadi 5 Julai Kuu na vikao vya jopo, majadiliano na majadiliano ya mviringo

Gharama za usajili     

Washiriki wa kaskazini duniani       Washiriki wa kusini duniani

Waged                                        $250                                                 $125
Unwaged/students                  $100                                                   $50

Malipo ya kupatikana kwa Mei 10 – malipo yanaweza kufanywa tangu maelezo ya Januari 1 yatapelekwa kwenye tovuti.

Dr Elias Opongo – Elias.Opongo@hekima.ac.ke TRRR regional coordinator
Rev Ronald Nathan rancilen@gmail.com TRRR Treasurer

Maelezo mengine

Kenya ni nchi yenye nguvu na yenye uzuri wa mazingira na historia yenye utajiri, majeshi yetu ya ndani yanastahili kutoa ushauri na mwongozo juu ya nini cha kuona na kufanya wakati wa wakati wako hapa. Ni hakika kuhitaji kuongeza siku chache kwenye mkutano wako wa safari baada ya kuona nchi.

Tutatoa usafiri wa shughuli za kuzamisha. Usafiri mwingine wote ikiwa ni pamoja na kusafiri kutoka hoteli ya uwanja wa ndege, na kutoka hoteli hadi kumbi za mkutano ni wajibu wa kila mshiriki. Tutakupa ushauri juu ya chaguzi za kusafiri katika nchi karibu na wakati. Chini utapata orodha ya chaguzi za malazi ambazo tunapendekeza uweke kitabu mapema mwaka mpya.

Chaguzi za Malazi

Eneo: Karibu na Adams Arcade na Kilimani Area ambapo Chuo Kikuu cha Hekima iko
Tafadhali pata maelezo ya malazi iwezekanavyo hapo chini. Ikiwa kuna shida katika kuhifadhi, tafadhali tujulishe ili tuweze kusaidia.
(N.B.! Sasa $ 1 US = 100 Shilingi ya Kenya [KES]) mwezi Julai 2018.

(Chaguzi za makaazi zimeorodheshwa hapo juu).


What Rises Out of Uprising?: Baltimore Uprising and African Diaspora Connections



What Rises Out of Uprising?
Baltimore Uprising and African Diaspora Connections

Faith in the City is a monthly gathering in Baltimore that explores the intersection between faith and public life.

Baltimore United for Change (BUC) is a coalition of organizations and activists with a long track record of working for social justice in Baltimore. The BUC coalition came together three days after the murder of Freddie Gray, and hit the ground running.

On June 26th as part of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race Pre-Conference Jamye Wooten along with Dr. Stephanie Boddie hosted International delegation in Baltimore City. In 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray, Jamye along with local organizers founded Baltimore United for Change. In 2016 he launched Faith in the City, a monthly gathering in Baltimore where faith and public life meet. Faith in the City served as cosponsor of the Roundtable.

The delegation visited Tubman House in Sandtown-Winchester in Baltimore City and Pleasant Hope Baptist Church (Orita’s Cross Freedom School and The Black Church Food Security Network). Tour concluded with a discussion with local and international leaders at the World Trade Center Baltimore.

FIRST STOP: Gilmor Homes, Sandtown-Winchester

Gilmor Homes gained national attention after Freddie Gray was arrested there.

The Tubman House, located at 1618 Presbury Street next to Gilmor Homes in Baltimore. A coalition of activists claimed the vacant  rowhouse.

We we will speak with Dominique Stevenson, of Friend of a Friend and founder of Tubman House, along with Mrs. Rhonda, resident of Gilmor Homes and board member of Tubman House and Tawanda Jones, of the West Coalition (Baltimore United for Change) Wooten also serves as a founding board member of Tubman House.



12 NOON: ARRIVE AT WORLD TRADE CENTER, 401 E. Pratt, 21th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

12:30 LUNCH
What Rises Out of Uprising?: Baltimore Uprising and African Diaspora Connections


Jill P. Carter, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement (OCRWE)
Dr. Tyrone Powers, activist, scholar, Director, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute, Anne Arundel Community College



Adam Jackson, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, (Baltimore United for Change)


Gentrification, Development and Social Dis-location

Dr. Marisela Gomez, Former Director of SMEAC (Save Middle East Action Coalition )
Dr. Raymond Winbush, Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State


International Perspectives

Dr. Althea Legal-Miller, Canterbury Christ Church University
Professor Rothney Tshaka, University of South Africa


Organizing for Power/Sustainable Change
The Role of Philanthropy – Adar Ayira – Associated Black Charities
Organizing for Power – Dayvon Love, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (Baltimore United for Change)

World Café Discussion


A Call for Presentations on Religion, Race, and Contested Globalization

As western and westernizing nations have experienced increased socio-cultural diversification, intersectionality, and competition (within and across borders), this has been accompanied by an intensification of domestic and international conflict. This has manifested recently in widespread mobilizations against immigrants and religious minorities, including in 2016 electoral backlashes in the U.S. and UK, and similar mobilizations in France, Austria, and Italy. Against this backdrop, and mindful of increased vulnerability in-general by people of color within these intersections and collisions, the 2017 Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race will be convened in Washington, DC to focus on “Religion, Race, and Contested Globalization.”

Please submit 150-250 word abstracts by February 15, 2017 to Dr. R. Drew Smith (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) rsmith@pts.edu or Dr. William Ackah (Univ. of London) w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk.


VENUE: Howard University Blackburn Center

      TIME: June 28-30, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

June 28-30 Conference Registration Details

* General rate: $250 dollars. includes lunch and light refreshments all 3 days.

* Students (full time)/Unwaged: $125—Partial waivers available in some circumstances

* Day rates: $ 100; or for Students/Unwaged: $50

Payment details:

Via a check or money order mailed and made payable to:

Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race

2650 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, #88096

Indianapolis, IN 46208-9998


Credit Card via PayPal (below)

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Refund Policy (for registration fees):

Through Feb. 28, 2017: 100% refundable

March 1-31: 60% refundable

April-1-May 15: 40% refundable

After May 15: nonrefundable


Conference Accommodations

Participants are encouraged to book the hotel of their choice as soon as possible. June is peak season for visitors to Washington and the demand for affordable hotel rooms will be high. Hotels in Arlington and Crystal City, Virginia may be good options, as are hotels at Dulles Airport and BWI airport (although further away). Please make sure your hotel is accessible to a Metro train stop.

The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) was founded in 2010 with the aim of bringing together scholars, religious leaders and community activists from across the African diaspora and continent to facilitate dialogue, intellectual output, and activism in the cause of improving the lives of people of African heritage around the world. Though TRRR’s approach is scholarly, its commitment is to advancing informed and progressive responses to persistent racial problems in dialogue and collaboration with broad publics. Our 2016 conference in Washington DC will be the seventh TRRR conference, following successful conferences in Trinidad & Tobago (2016), the UK (2015 and 2012), South Africa (2014 and 2011) and Ghana (2013).

For additional information about conference registration and about TRRR, please visit:


Persistent Racial Problems: Political, Cultural, and Religious Responses


A Call for Presentations on

Persistent Racial Problems:

Political, Cultural, and Religious Responses


The 2016 Transatlantic Roundtable will convene in Trinidad and Tobago:

  • 60 years after the watershed election in that nation that consolidated black political empowerment and charted the course for the nation’s 1962 independence, and 50 years after the independence of its southern Caribbean neighbors Barbados and Guyana;
  • 60 years after the launch of a wave of independence in Africa that from Sudan’s independence in 1956 to Lesotho’s in 1966 included 30 sub-Saharan African countries;
  • 60 years after the successful conclusion of the Montogmery Bus Boycott which helped mobilize the nationwide mid-20th century Civil Rights Movment in the USA; and
  • 70 years since the post-World War II beginnings of mass migration from Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia to the UK.


Despite the gains in the decades since those historic markers, however, African-descended communities across the globe continue to suffer effects of political, economic and social inequities whose consequences include alarming levels of disease, unemployment, incarceration, and systemic violence. Our 2016 conference will examine public policy responses (including reparations discussions), expressions of cultural resistance, and faith-centered responses (including interfaith). We invite proposals outlining “best-practices” and practical dimensions as well as conceptual and applied scholarly papers that explore these or related themes.


Please submit 150-250 word abstracts by EXTENDED DEADLINE April 30, 2016 to Dr. R. Drew Smith (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) rsmith@pts.edu or Dr. William Ackah  (Univ. of London) w.ackah@bbk.ac.uk .


 August 3-5 Conference Registration Details

  • General rate: $250 dollars. includes lunch and light refreshments all 3 days.
  • Students/Unwaged/Local participants REDUCED rate: $125—Partial fee waivers available in some circumstances
  • Day rates: $ 100; or for Students/Unwaged/Local participants, $50


 Conference AccommodationsHilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Lady Young Road, Port of Spain Trinidad
Single occupancy: $129 (daily rate, plus tax and fees)
Double occupancy: $139 (daily rate, plus tax and fees)
Hotel booking link:

Pre-Conference Activities, July 31-August 2July 31-August 1, Emancipation Day Activities in Trinidad

July 31, Local worship opportunities in Port of Spain

August 2, Community Immersion Activities


Post Conference Activities

Tobago Excursion, beginning August 6

  An  optional excursion to Tobago island will take place following the conference, where conference participants can take in Tobago’s distinctive culture and beautiful beaches.  There will be August 7 worship opportunities at local congregations, and opportunities for local community visits on August 6.  Persons planning to participate can arrange for a July 6th flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Tobago, and can return to Port of Spain at their own discretion for connecting flights to their ongoing destinations. 

Recommended hotels:

Turtle Beach Hotel, 1 868 639 2636 or 6607365
Single Room: US$142.76
Double Room: US$261.04
Grafton Beach Hotel, 1 868 639 0191
Double Room (incl tax and b/fast): US$188.25




Via a check or money order mailed and made payable to:

Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race

2650 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, #88096

Indianapolis, IN 46208-9998


Electronic transfer from overseas to TRRR account:

Bank: Chase

Address: 270 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017

Account name: Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race

Account number: 719206703

Routing number: 074000010


Refund Policy (for registration fees):

Through June 1, 2016: 100% refundable

June 2-July 1: 60% refundable

July 2-July 25: 40% refundable

After July 25: nonrefundable



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Webinar: A Transatlantic Conversation on Police States, Black Self-Reliance, and Colliding Worlds



In the age of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, the Marikana miners in South Africa, and the Chibok girls in Nigeria, the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race will be hosting a transnational conversation on assaults on Black humanity on the African continent and in the Diaspora!

Students, scholars and activists will discuss the role of young people in 21st century social struggles; lessons they’ve learned from past struggles for Black humanity including the anti- colonialism movement in Africa and the Caribbean, the civil rights movement in the US and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

Presenters will share ideas and practices to move us beyond #BlackLivesMatter, to a future where the defense of Black humanity is more than a social struggle, more than a civil rights moment and is a global call for human rights for Black people everywhere.

R. Drew Smith, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
William Ackah, Birkbeck, University of London
Rothney Tshaka, Itumeleng Mothoagae, and Mokhele Madise, University of South Africa
Yolande Cadore, Drug Policy Alliance
David Muir, Roehampton University
Iva Carruthers, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Danielle Ayers, Friendship West Baptist Church
Jonathan Weaver, Pan African Collective
Jamye Wooten, KineticsLive.com/Friends of the Congo
Vuyani Vellem, University of Pretoria
Allan Boesak, Desmond Tutu Center, Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University


Webinar Format
Opening statements from each institutional site (10 minutes)
Student responses from each  institutional site (5 minute)
Dialogue between sites


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Repairing Community: Faith-Based Responses to Racial Disparities and Conflict


Repairing Community:
Faith-Based Responses to Racial Disparities and Conflict

African-descended communities across the globe are suffering effects of political, economic and social inequities whose consequences include alarming levels of disease, unemployment, incarceration, and systemic violence. What institutional, cultural, public policy, and faith-centered responses can be mobilized in response to this state of affairs?  The 2015 Transatlantic Roundtable on religion and race aims to focus on the role of faith based organisations, leaders, community activists and others in confronting key issues impacting groups where racial disparities and/ or racial/religious conflict are a key feature of community life.

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