I am a member of what New Yorker columnist Elizabeth Alexander described as the “Trayvon Generation.” Growing up, I have constantly been exposed to the deaths of those who look like me at the hands of the police and our fellow citizens. I remember being shocked by the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012. I [...]Read More
Deirdre “Jonese” Austin (22T) is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a Master of Divinity student pursuing certificates in Black church studies and baptist studies. She is also a 2019 graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in culture and politics, minored in African American studies and completed a certificate in religion, ethics and world affairs. Her research interests include the Black church and the intersections of religion, race, politics and social justice. You can learn more about her and read more of her writing at DeirdreJoneseAustin.com.