Michelle Alexander Joins UTS

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *
RENOWNED LEGAL SCHOLAR AND AUTHOR MICHELLE ALEXANDER
JOINS UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN NEW YORK,
SERVES AS VISITING PROFESSOR FROM 2016-2021
New York, NY (September 12, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced today that Michelle Alexander, the highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, author, advocate, and legal scholar, is joining Union Theological Seminary in New York as Visiting Professor from 2016-2021.
“I am enormously excited and proud that Michelle Alexander is coming to Union,” said Rev. Dr. Jones. “I look forward to Michelle having the opportunity to further study faith traditions and their relationship to social justice. The entire Union community will benefit from her eloquent and steadfast commitment to stimulating profound national moral and social change grounded in diverse faith and religious traditions.”
As a Visiting Professor, Michelle Alexander will engage in directed study in consultation with Union faculty to provide her with a strong theological foundation for her work at Union and beyond.
“A very strong reason I am so attracted to the community at Union,” explained Michelle Alexander, “is that I believe the experience will enable me to clarify my spiritual beliefs, deepen my understanding of systematic theology, and expand my thinking about the possibilities for prophetic advocacy and movement-building across faiths, races, and cultures. I would like to imagine that a wide range of people of faith and conscience who sing songs from different keys may be able to join in a common chorus that shakes the foundations of our unjust political, legal and economics systems,

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