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Beyoncé Mass

Beyoncé Mass

Transform: Revolutionizing Worship—The Claremont Colleges Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Event
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Doors open: 9:00 am
Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, with brunch and talkback to follow.
Location: Scripps’ Garrison Theater
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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee and OBSA invite The Claremont Colleges community to join us for an exciting celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. This year the celebration jointly acknowledges Dr. King’s life and work, and the 50th anniversary of the Office of Black Student Affairs.

The Beyoncé Mass is a Christian worship service that uses the music and personal life of Beyoncé as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices.

Based on the scholarship of Rev. Yolanda Norton, the H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary, this groundbreaking spiritual experience gathered over 1000 people at its inaugural event in San Francisco. This service does not worship or deify Beyoncé. Rather, it is a way to connect multiple communities to inclusive spiritual traditions and broaden conceptions of faith and justice.

General audience seating.