Join the International African American Museum for Beyoncé Mass,
Tuesday, March 8: Beyoncé Mass: A Womanist Worship Service with Rev. Yolanda M. Norton – International African American Museum
Join the International African American Museum for Beyoncé Mass, a Womanist worship service, designed to explore how Black women find their voice, represent the image of God, and create spaces for liberation.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 7:30 PM
About Rev. Yolanda M. Norton:
Rev. Yolanda M. Norton is the Visiting Scholar/Professor at Moravian Theological Seminary as well as the founder/executive director of the Global and Theology Experience, a new nonprofit that provides positive identity formation programming for Black girls and women.
Prior to her current positions, Norton was Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church at San Francisco Theological Seminary. In addition, she has served as the 2020-2021 Black Religious Scholars Group Crump Visiting Professor of Black Theology at the Seminary of the Southwest, and adjunct faculty for institutions like Seattle Pacific School of Theology and Wesley Theological Seminary. She teaches courses on the book of Ruth, Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible, Biblical Archaeology, and Methods of Exegesis.
Her current research interests include narrative and literary criticism, the Persian period, and she is especially committed to womanist biblical interpretation. As such, she focuses on the implications of reading the text alongside Black women, and her work continues to interrogate how various portrayals of women in the Hebrew Bible impact the vilification and/or oppression of women of color who encounter the Bible today.
Professor Norton has published chapters in I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader, Global Perspectives in the Old Testament, and Liturgical Press’ new feminist commentary on the Psalms (Books 2-3), and has additional articles and chapters pending in a Westminster John Knox publication on God and guns and Liturgical Press’s Wisdom of Solomon commentary.