You are invited to join the third event in the Harvard Buddhist Community's 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series. This event will feature Duncan Ryūken Williams, Professor in and the Chair of the USC School of Religion and Director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture in Los Angeles. He is the author of the LA Times bestseller American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War (Harvard University Press, 2019) about Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American internment. His talk, “The Karma of a Nation: Racial Reparations from an Asian American Buddhist Perspective,” will address how the teachings of Asian American Buddhist ancestors offer a way to heal and repair America’s racial and religious fractures that endure to the present.
Event: Duncan Ryūken Williams: "The Karma of a Nation: Racial Reparations from an Asian American Buddhist Perspective"
When: Tuesday, March 16, 2:00 - 3:30 PM PDT / 5:00 - 6:30 PM EDT
Register here: Duncan Ryūken Williams: The Karma of a Nation
This event is free.
About the Buddhism and Race Speaker Series
Since 2015, the Buddhism and Race Conference has brought together sangha leaders, activists, scholars, and students from diverse backgrounds to build capacity in addressing power at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class in our communities. This year, the conference has been reimagined as Radical Re-Orientation: 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series, with free monthly virtual events from January through August. We will be exploring how to move toward decolonized, indigenized, and anti-racist Buddhist practices and communities.
Speakers in future months include Dr. Ann Gleig, Chenxing Han, and Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls.
We hope you can share this event with your communities. We encourage you to follow these pages for information about our program and future events in the 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series: