March 15, 2017

Robin L. Smith Speaks On Restorative Justice

National TV personality and best-selling author the Rev. Dr. Robin L. Smith, will speak on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Smith will give a talk titled, “Moving Forward with Restorative Justice: Strategies in Engaging Racial Fatigue.” It is free and open to the public. 

The talk is part of the Seminary’s Navigating the Waters Courageous Conversations series. Navigating the Waters is an educational and empowerment initiative that explores and provides diversity and intercultural proficiency tools for establishing and sustaining the Princeton Seminary community with mutual respect and accountability. Courageous Conversations is a seminary-wide initiative creating safe, confidential, and sacred spaces for hearing one another’s stories.

Smith will discuss strategies and qualities of restorative justice as a process of mutual accountability, reconciliation, and community trust-building. She will shed light on why simple everyday activities like walking off campus to explore the surrounding community can sometimes be challenging for black and brown students.

She is an ordained minister and licensed psychologist. Her book, Lies at the Altar, has been a #1 national bestseller on the lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, and many more. Her first book, Inspirational Vitamins, was received with great enthusiasm and acclaim. Smith has appeared on numerous television programs, and is a well-known speaker. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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