Now that we are one year removed from the murder of George Floyd, we must ask ourselves this question: Who is God calling us to be in this moment? How are we called to dismantle systems of oppression that still reside in our city and become repairers of the breach? National performing artist and public theologian Reverend Sekou will lead us in a Holy Conversation about how Christian public leaders can become anti-racist militant non-violent resistors. Come with an open heart and mind!
WHAT: Holy Conversation with Reverend Sekou
WHEN: Tuesday, May 25, 11 a.m. Central
WHERE: The Zoom link will be included in the community announcements email.
WHO: All are welcome who wish to be challenged and inspired!
For more information, please contact David Scherer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sekou’s Bio: A leading public intellectual, Reverend Sekou has written two collections of essays, “Urbansouls: Meditations on Youth, Hip Hop, and Religion” and “Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy.” He has written widely on the 2011 killing of Mark Duggan by British police and the subsequent London riots, and is the author of the forthcoming “Riot Music: Race, Hip Hop and the Meaning of the London Riots 2011” (Hamilton Books).
Sekou was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Education and Research Institute at the time of Michael Brown Jr.’s killing, and traveled to Ferguson in mid-August 2014 on behalf of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (the country’s oldest interfaith peace organization) to organize alongside local and national groups.