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Saturday, February 20 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
In God We Trust: A Discussion on the American Narrative of Christian Supremacy and White Nationalism

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Allison Blackwell
This session will discuss the various chapters of the longstanding, though often unacknowledged, narrative of Christian supremacy in America. We will start with a brief exploration of historical Christian supremacy, focus-in on Christian supremacy’s relationship to white supremacy and Christian extremism, and then move into a discussion on modern day white nationalism, especially as evidenced in the attack on the Capitol on January 6th. This session will demonstrate the historical privilege that white Protestant Christians have held throughout American history, explore some of the ways in which our societal narratives discriminate against other religions and spiritualities, and highlight the various tools individuals may use in approaching difficult conversations surrounding these topics. In order to effectively challenge white supremacy and nationalism, we must first understand it; the basis of that comprehension is what I hope to provide in this session. This discussion will be built around education, conversation, and reflection, but if you would like to take notes please bring a writing utensil and paper. No background knowledge in this subject is necessary.

Saturday February 20, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST