Beloved Conversations Brittany Packnett’s Ware Lecture at the 2018 UUA General Assembly

Ends at 8:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to gather to watch this powerful presentation by Brittany Packnett at the 2018 UUA General Assembly.  Brittany, a leader at the intersection of culture and justice, serves as Teach For America’s Vice President of National Community Alliances, where she leads partnerships and civil rights work with communities of color. Beyond Teach For America, Brittany was a Ferguson protestor and continues in activism as, among other things, co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence. 

In this powerful Ware lecture, she speaks directly to UUs involved in the fight against racism and oppression about a spirit of expectancy, the limits of progressiveness, how privileged moderates are more of a threat than fringed hate groups, and the difference between being an ally and being an accomplice.

After the 45-minute talk, we will discuss how our church can help heal the spiritual and organizational wounds that racism and other forms of oppression cause in our faith community. If you can’t join us, it is available online: https://www.uua.org/ga/past/2018/ware. (Her lecture starts at 16:44.) 

Organized by Maida Owens and MiJa Thompson.

Room: 
Sanctuary