To Place Ourselves in the World of Another Person: How Historical Discernment Paves the Road to Transformative Love and Racial Justice
Presented by Sheri Bartlett Browne PhD, BCC
December 16, 2021 ~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
Overview and Objectives
In a country divided and broken by racial injustice and violence, how do we talk about race and racism with each other? How can we create and sustain meaningful relationships with people who do not look like us? This webinar connects the tools of the historian with those of chaplains to explore a necessary first step: that of studying and listening to our nation’s racial past. We will explore together how such historical engagement and discernment, combined with the radical love demanded by our Christian faith, can equip chaplains to lead needed transformation in their places of ministry, churches, and communities.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- articulate their shared yet separate past realities to create a world of racial justice.
- narrate stories from the past connecting white privilege with unconscious racial biases.
- identify connections between spiritual care and historical praxis.
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
ITP4, PIC2, PPS3, OL4.1
Sheri Bartlett Browne, PhD, BCC is a historian, biographer, educator, and Catholic chaplain. She is a professor of history at Tennessee State University in Nashville and holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Mission Leadership from Loyola University Chicago. As a health care chaplain, Sheri has worked for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, primarily in pediatric intensive and palliative care.
Sheri’s historical and health care research analyzes the impact of racial-ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender inequalities on women’s lives and well-being. She is the co-author of “Racial Disparities at the End of Life and the Catholic Social Tradition,” in Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice: The Praxis of U.S. Health Care in a Globalized World, 2019.
Sheri has facilitated professional development training for the NACC Certification Commission and Interview Team Educators on implicit bias and structural racism. Committed to racial justice adult education, Sheri is co-creator and facilitator, with M. Therese Lysaught, PhD, of Antiracism and Me: How I Impact Inclusion, an intensive racial justice workshop for health care chaplains and mission leaders. For more information on this ministry, visit https://mthereselysaught.com/chrism/.