I’ve just landed in Chicago, IL for the Society of Christian Ethics Annual meeting.  This year I have the opportunity to be in conversation with Latino/a Ethicists on a panel honoring Ada María Isasi-Díaz.  I’m very happy to have this opportunity and develop the conversation around her work.  She is an important voice for the Latino/a community and I’m looking forward to hearing all the papers.  In addition to my work with the Latino/a Group, I am co-convening the LGBT Issues & Queer Studies in Ethics Group with Dr. Thelathia “Nikki” Young.  We’re excited to see how this group takes shape and what possibilities emerge from this group.  This group was formerly the LGBT Issues Interest Group, and has now taken a turn to include “queer” in its title.  We’re very happy to have Heike Peckruhn, Mary Hunt, and Jennifer Leath as our panelists this year and are looking forward to hearing from them.  Lastly, my time this year will be spent engaging w/ colleagues and friends; folks who encourage and challenge my ideas, nurture and guide me as a baby junior scholar, and create a robust relating framework for a community of difference.  This, by far, is the conference that I wait for each year to attend.  It is friendly, focussed, and good for my soul.

Robyn in Chicago

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