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Online Program

Online Lecture: Rastafari — From Vibrant Tradition to Historic Ties

Program No. 24477RJ
Join us on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a free one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the history and traditions of Rastafarianism.
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At a Glance

Cultural and world religions expert Brian Carwana takes you on an exploration of Rastafarianism, from its fascinating development as a religious and social movement in Jamaica in the 1930s to its ties with ancient Christianity and Judaism. Learn about the vibrant traditions that combine biblical Messianism, the Black Power Movement and an Ethiopian king. Also delve into why marijuana and reggae seem to be stereotypes of Rastafarian culture, and discover some surprising things about daily Rasta practices.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.