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New York's First Refugees: Fear, Faith and Family
The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation holds lessons that are relevant to debates on immigration in America today. As part of a refugee exodus from France that numbered over 200,000 between 1520 and 1720, Huguenots left behind many hardships to create an enduring legacy that reshaped New York. This presentation will examine the motives for this transnational migration from the Protestant stronghold of La Rochelle and other areas of Catholic France. Travelogues (the earliest from 1679 on Staten Island), letters by church and political leaders, wills and advertisements for runaway slaves document the fears of and contributions of French-speaking refugees. It will argue for a shift from a culture of protest in the 1680s (both ecumenical and political) to acculturation by the 1730s (with rising intermarriage and slavery). The imperative to remember Huguenots and their persecution will also be explored.
ACE and Dr. Miles Groth invite you to a lecture on Teaching Psychology in the Twenty-first Century.
Discussion will feature three pioneers in the field of teaching psychology as a human science. Several alumnae/i will also be in attendance.
Participants are invited to join guests and alumni in FDR for lunch at 11:30am.
At 1pm (Spiro Hall 1) Patrick Whitehead, author of Psychologizing will lead a lecture demonstrating some practices he has found successful.
Students interested in spending a semester in Washington DC interning in our nation's capital please attend this informational session.
Patrick Whitehead, author of Psychologizing, will lead a lecture demonstrating some practices he has found successful in teaching career.
Any students interested in joining Dr. Gagnon's EYH Trip to Peru during Spring Break please attend this informational meeting.
RAs Deryn and Alexandra invite residents for a discussion about Deaf culture and to learn some American Sign Language.
We will also provide residents with resources for local ASL instruction, as well as Deaf community events.
Join us or a full day worth of discussions on the Reformation.
Welcome Address by Lily D. McNair, PhD., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Introduction to the Symposium by Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo, Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Member, Wagner College Board of Trustees
SESSION ONE LECTURES
“Stranger Things: Luther, Media, and the Reformation" by Rev. Martin Malzahn, Wagner College Chaplain
"The Scientific Reformation" by Brett Palfreyman, Wagner College Faculty, History Department
"The incredible endurance of the false thesis: Weber and the rise of capitalism” by Kamil Wielecki, Ph.D., University of Warsaw Faculty
"Martin Luther's Vernacular and the Politics of Print Culture for Indigenous Communities, from Native Americans to the Oromo of Ethiopia" by Steven W. Thomas, Wagner College Faculty, English Department
This first session will be moderated by Alison Arant, Wagner College Faculty, English Department.
SESSION TWO LECTURES
"Two simple words that changed the Christian world forever” by Walter Kaelber, Wagner College Faculty, Religious Studies
"Envisioning Protestant Ethics: Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Art” by Laura Morowitz, Wagner College Faculty, Art Department
“Burn their homes! Questions of Intolerance and anti-Semitism” by Lori Weintrob, Wagner College Faculty, History Department
“The Reformation, Predestination and the case for Enslavement” by Rita Reynolds, Wagner College Faculty, History Department
This second session will be moderated by Alison Smith, Wagner College Faculty, History Department.
LUNCH in Faculty Dining Room
"Did 16th Century Lutheran Women Have a Reformation?" by Dr. Joy A. Schroeder, Professor of Religion at Capital University, Professor of Church History at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and holder of the Bergener Chair of Theology and Religion at both institutions in Columbus, OH
"Resisting Tyrants and their Flatterers: The Virtue of Honesty in Martin Luther's Political Theology" by Dr. Anthony Bateza, Assistant Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Session and discussion moderated by Bishop Robert Rimbo.
CLOSING RECEPTION in the SPOTLIGHT GALLERY, Horrmann Library
This year we have 30 families that will be reunified with their dear ones after ten or more years of separation. They will share with us their experiences, talk about forced migration and about the effects of separation.