"Our Lady of Ferguson and All Who have Died of Gun Violence": Reflections on "Black Lives Matter" and Visual Biblical Allegory during Black Catholic History Month

Tuesday, November 5th 2019, 6:45pm
Manresa, Jesuit School of Theology of SCU, 1735 LeRoy Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709

Albert D. Honegan, M.A.B.L. student, will present on this icon written by Mark Dukes in 2016, on display in the JST Chapel during November for Black Catholic History Month and as a part of JST's "Altarcito," an altar of remembrance for those who have gone before us. This modern interpretation of medieval Easter Orthodox iconography of Mary and Jesus features a complelling visula narrative on the threat of gun violence, especially against people of color. Albert will present his paper on the icon at the Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion annual meeting in November.

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