What do racism, voter suppression, COVID-19, state-sanctioned violence, queer and transphobia, and racial trauma all have in common?
They are viruses infecting our country and afflicting Black and Brown folk, and they need to be fully treated before we can begin to heal.
Join Rev. Matt and Min. leea for engaging conversations with faith and justice leaders about our current state of affairs against the backdrop of important historical and cultural holidays including Juneteenth, Pride, and Independence Day...and in the middle of a critical election year!
How should the church respond? How do honor, celebrate, and care for our intersecting communities?
Each 60-90 minute session will include song, scripture, prayer, reflections from guest speakers, small group conversations, and communion.
We hope you will invite your neighbors and friends to take part in these important conversations. You do not need to be a member of Virginia-Highland Church to attend. All faiths and traditions are welcome. *Please note that communion will be offered as part of this program.
Tuesday, June 16: "Ending Voter Suppression"
Speaker: Rev. Billy Michael Honor, New Georgia Project
Tuesday, June 23: "Juneteenth & Public Memory"
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Smallwood, Vanderbilt University School of Divinity
Tuesday, June 30: "LGBTQ+ Organizing in the South"
Speaker: Mary Hooks, Southerners on New Ground
Tuesday, July 7: "Justice for Ahmaud Arbery"
Speaker: Dante Hudson, Esq., Public Defender
Tuesday, July 14: "Mental Health Amidst Racial Trauma"
Speaker: Rev. Renetta Hobson, MS, Licensed Therapist
Tuesday, July 21: "Justice for Undocumented Youth in Georgia"
Speaker: Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University