Who's Talking & Who's Listening: Using Meory to Enhance Interauted Group Thctions Between Churches and Marginalized Women
How can churches become more effective at hearing what our marginalized sisters are wanting to communicate to us? In this workship, Muted Group Theory (MGT) will be presented as a tool for explaining and promoting communication between churches and marginalized women. First, after a brief overview of MGT and its tenets, participants will look at how MGT informs gendered communication generally. Then MGT will be specifically applied within the micro-differential power dynamics that further complicate communication
Linda Lee Smith Barkman holds a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and is passionate about advocating for women, especially incarcerated women. Linda served thirty years in a California prison as a result of a case involving domestic violence. She earned her BS in psychology and most of her MA in theology while incarcerated.