Regression, Repression, and Revolve: Spirituality and Social Justice in 21st Century America

Inaugural Spirituality and Justice Lecture by Dr. Anthea Butler, Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought, Chair, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

March 30, 2022

How can we hold hope for the future in perilous times? Professor  Butler will discuss how social justice leaders in the 20th and 21st century coped with opposition to their efforts in the public arena. From the civil rights movement, to labor and aids rights activists, these movements, along with Black Lives Matter in the 21st century, provide spiritual guidance and direction for the pressing issues we face today. Their struggles form a foundational spiritual and social justice stance that provides guidance and solace to all  working for justice in a time of social and political upheaval.