Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. This week we are talking with Claudia M. Allen, Online Content Manager for Message Magazine. She is a teacher, preacher, and writer on race, anti-racism, and biblical social justice with over 6 years of professional training in the studies of African-American Literature at both the Masters and Doctoral level. She is passionate about the inclusion of African-American studies within institutions of learning. After having her own experience with various English departments she realized how deficient many programs were in including African-American literature. So today, we’re discussing how exposure to different cultural lenses and sociological perspectives can begin having a positive impact on helping people to identify racism and growing personal exposure to wider worldviews. We want to thank the Adventist Learning Community for making this program possible. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube, be sure to find us at the handle @adventnext. You can follow our guest today Claudia M. Allen at the handle @camaal365 I’m your host Kendra Arsenault and this is Advent Next.