Course Memo

Witnessing the Sacred Among the Marginalized. This is an immersion course, a spiritual pilgrimage, that engages with both the persecution and resilience of marginalized people in the United States. We will spend our time examining and healing our own internal biases and practicing the sacred gift of deep, just, and compassionate listening with some of the most respected street scholars, theologians, activists, and organizers in Oakland. Students will learn to identify and analyze the intersectionality of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status in perpetuating generational marginalization as well as influencing one's theology and experience with the Divine. Class meets off campus daily, 1/8/23-1/13/23, from 9am-5pm.