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Religion and its Social & Political Implications

March 28, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 4:00 PM EDT

Religion and its Social & Political Implications


Dr. Uma Majmudar: A professor of philosophy and religion department at Spelman College, her latest book Gandhi and Rajchandra explores Jain philosopher Rajchandra’s influence on Gandhi. With a zest for higher learning, writing and public speaking, she earned her Ph.D. from Emory University in 1996. Specializing in the Gandhian philosophy of peace and nonviolence, Dr. Majmudar authored her first book: “Gandhi’s Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light” (SUNY, 2005).

Dr. Khyati Joshi: A public intellectual, her social science research and community connections inform policy-makers, educators, and everyday people about race, religion, and immigration in 21st century America. Her most recent book is White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America (NYU Press, 2020). She is the author and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2016), one of the most widely-used books by diversity practitioners and social justice scholars alike.

RITU BANSAL has worked in healthcare management, fashion, interior design, and film / TV production.  After spending 12 years working in the medical industry, Ritu pursued a Masters in fashion design at SCAD. Now, she creates sustainable and forward thinking art and living spaces through her design company ‘Ritu B’. She has designed costumes and designed sets for films in addition to designing special exhibits for Atlanta museums. She is passionate about bringing authenticity to art with research and innovation. Most recently,  she has been very active in several political organizations including Forward Together, Fair Fight, and The Georgia Postcard Project.