Body and Spirit: Sports, Sexuality, and Society


Past Event

Body and Spirit: Sports, Sexuality, and Society

June 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

An all-star panel will discuss how identities and institutions intersect in ways that limit our capacity to live fully as physical and spiritual beings.  Join Jason Collins, Caroline Dessert, and Dr. Cornel West, as we discuss how cultural norms around gender, sexuality, and faith play out specifically in the worlds of sports and society!

Featured Panelists
Jason Collins, former NBA Basketball player and first openly gay active NBA athlete
Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice, Union Theological Seminary
Caroline Dessert, Executive Director, Immigration Equality
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University (moderator)

Hosted by Union Theological Seminary
Co-sponsored by the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice, Columbia University