Black Trans Prayer Book Events
Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19
More information and registration link: divinity.vanderbilt.edu/tbtpb.php
Religious Life joins the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School, along with many other campus offices and organizations, to present an unprecedented and exciting series of virtual events February 18-19 featuring the creators and editors of The Black Trans Prayer Book, J Mase III and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. J Mase and Lady Dane are poets, performers, researchers, writers, and multi-faith religious leaders. They have worked years to bring The Black Trans Prayer Book to life. Published this spring, The Black Trans Prayer Book is: “an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black Trans & Non-Binary people. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black Trans People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people.”
There are three planned events for the Vanderbilt community:
- Thursday, February 18 at 3:00pm CST: “Where White Supremacy, Transantagonism & Religious Violence Collide,” an interactive workshop highlighting Black Trans leadership across time and faiths.
- Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm CST: Healing space led by and centering Black and Brown trans folk while open to all.
- Friday, February 19 at 6:00pm CST: Reading from The Black Trans Prayer Book and dramatic performance featuring the editors, J Mase and Lady Dane, along with several contributors.