Justice Talk to Justice Walk: Building Awareness, Strengthening Our Resolve

A new webinar series to expand racial justice awareness, “Justice Talk to Justice Walk: Building Awareness, Strengthening Our Resolve,” launched June 30, with the Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister of the United Church of Christ, talking on “Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons from Ferguson & Beyond.”

Watch and listen to the amazing conversation here.

Rev. Blackmon’s leadership and ministry in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, nearly six years ago is well known. She has since become a leading national voice in the struggle for racial justice, and has toured the nation with Rev. Dr. William Barber of Moral Mondays and Repairer of the Breech to declare the need for a moral revival in the United States.

Upcoming Webinars in the Series

  • In July, explore the theological and scriptural basis of the struggle for racial justice with Rev. Gary Green and Rev. Dr. Justin Tabia-Sanis, faculty at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. REGISTER HERE
  • August 6, 7:00-8:30 pm: “Youth Lead Now: Equipping Young Leaders for Social Change”. Our guest speaker will be Samantha Fuentes, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018 and leader in the March for Our Lives movement that emerged from that horrific event. REGISTER HERE
  • Examining racial terrorism in our own Minnesota history. We will revisit the injustices done to indigenous peoples in Minnesota as well as the lynchings of 3 black men in Duluth in 1920.