CANCELED: Scholar Linda Thomas to Give Women’s History Lecture on March 18

February 26, 2020 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

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UPDATE: As part of the campus’ effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, this event has been canceled.

As a professor of theology and anthropology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Linda Thomas’ academic interests focus on cultural anthropology and its intersection with theology, ethics, and African-American and gender studies.

On March 18, Thomas will present In Pursuit of Justice: Womanist Non-Binary Perspectives About Intersectionality, Trauma, Lament and Hope, this year’s Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College. The annual Staudt lecture is given as part of the College’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

Thomas deeply and mindfully engages God’s presence in her life and work. She embodies a womanist perspective, which means she is anti-oppressionist, concerned about the vernacular, non-ideological, communitarian, and spiritual. Her aspiration is to teach women and men to think critically and pursue social justice in a wide variety of contexts.

In Pursuit of Justice begins at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available by visiting For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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