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January 13 – January Series of Calvin University – Dr. Amy Kenny – 12:30 p.m.

January 13, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Amy Kenny

MY BODY IS NOT A PRAYER REQUEST

In Partnership with: Baker Book House

Amy Kenny is a disabled scholar and a Shakespeare lecturer who hates Hamlet. Recently, she was appointed the inaugural associate director of the Disability Cultural Initiative at Georgetown University, a role that seeks to celebrate the diverse disability community and cultivate a culture of access intimacy across campus.

Her book, My Body Is Not a Prayer Request, mixes humor, personal narrative, and theology to invite faith communities to rethink their unintentional ableism and learn from the embodied wisdom of disabled people. Kenny explains that it is time for the church to start treating disabled people as full members of the body of Christ who have much more to offer than a miraculous cure narrative.

Kenny’s work on disability has been featured in Teen Vogue, Sojourners, Shondaland, The Mighty, andHuff Post. She also serves as a scribe for Freedom Road Institute for Leadership and Justice, coordinates support for people experiencing homelessness in her neighborhood, and is a co-founder of Jubilee Homes OC, a permanent supportive housing initiative in her local community.

This lecture will be broadcast live at the Dogwood Center from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information on the Calvin University January Series click here.

The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin University January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

Details

Date:
January 13, 2023
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Dogwood Center for Performing Arts
4734 S. Campus Court
Fremont, MI 49412 United States
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Phone:
231-924-8885