“Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons from Ferguson & Beyond”
June 30, 2020
The Conference’s new webinar series to expand racial justice awareness launched 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.” She has become a leading national voice in the struggle for racial justice in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, nearly six years ago.
“Sacred Disruption: Standing with Jesus at the Corner of 38th & Chicago”
July 15, 2020
Rev. Gary Green and Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, both faculty members at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, had a dynamic conversation about how our sacred scriptures and our theologies can help shape our responses to George Floyd’s murder and a history of racial oppression. How can we disrupt existing realities to create something new?
- 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
- Date TBD: 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.