Join us for a conversation with Kendrick Arthur Kemp and Rev. Donna Schaper. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Phong Bui.
Kendrick Arthur Kemp
Kendrick Arthur Kemp was raised in Upstate NY, Lyons. He earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and an MSW from Binghamton University. Kendrick was the founder and co-chair of the Disability Justice Caucus while at Union Theological Seminary. Kendrick was mentored by Dr. James Cone and Dr. Cornel West. Out of their theological wisdom, Kendrick constructed Black Liberation Theology of Disability. He sat on a panel at the American Academy of Religion titled “Black Liberation Theologies of Disabilities.” Kendrick has spoken around the country and the world at conferences.
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper has been Senior Minister of Judson Memorial Church since January of 2006. She was formerly at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami and before that at Yale University and teaches leadership at the Hartford Seminary. As an elder, she is passionately concerned about leaving the next generation well-prepared for all they have to face. She has written over 35 books including Approaching End of Life: A Practical and Spiritual Guide (2015), Grace at Table: Small Spiritual Solutions to Large Material Problems, Solving Everything (2013), to her most recent book I Heart Francis: Letters to the Pope from an Unlikely Admirer (2016), among many others.