Dharma and Justice Dialogues: Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition
Join us on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 pm ET for our final Dharma and Justice Dialogues of the Spring semester. Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad and Dr. Toni Pressley-Sanon will gather virtually to discuss Dr. Vesely-Flad’s newly released publication, Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation.
They will also explore themes of Blackness, gender, and sexuality within Dharma practice and communities. Engaging the work of Black Buddhist teachers, they will together examine the distinct contributions of contemporary writers, as well as luminaries such as James Baldwin and Audre Lorde, whose essays clarify historical teachings on suffering, impermanence, compassion, and sensuality.
This program is offered from the Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism. ASL Interpretation provided!
About Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad
Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Social Justice, and the Director of Peace and Justice Studies, at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation (NYU Press, 2022) and Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice (Fortress Press, 2017).
About Dr. Toni Pressley-Sanon
Dr. Toni Pressley-Sanon is Associate professor of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. She is the co-editor of Raoul Peck: Power, Politics and the Cinematic Imagination (Lexington Books, 2015) and author of Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2017). You can find her blogging at www.alligatorwoods.blog.