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Community Safety for All: Launching the Congregational Action Toolkit - Shared screen with speaker view
Jackson tech support (he/him)
27:33
Welcome, everyone! Feel free to introduce yourself - name, pronouns, location, and congregation. Glad to have you!
Interpreter Pilar She/Her
27:41
Thank you for sharing your notes with us Anne
Sandra Cai
28:03
Greetings from China!
Felicia Parazaider
28:08
Hello Everyone Rev Felicia she, her, they them of Revolution of Love Ministry & Movement
Donna Olsen
28:16
Rev Donna Olsen (she/her), Hope 4 All UHM Interfaith Community, Grand Forks, ND
Darci Jaret
28:21
Rev. Darci Jaret, they/them/theirs, Park Avenue Baptist in Grant Park on unceded Muskogee/Creek Land
Tanya Lasuk
28:25
Tanya she/her Yakama Land, TriCities WA USA Buddhist
Barbara Atwell
28:27
Greetings from Berkeley,CA
Jess Huetteman
28:29
Hi everyone, I’m Jess Huetteman (she/they) and I’m the Music Director at Bell Street Chapel in Providence, RI.
Jennifer McClain
28:34
HI, I am Jennifer McClain (she/her) from First Parish UU Bedford, MA
Jim Williams
28:37
Jim Williams - he/him, Anniston (AL) First UMC
paul langston-daley
28:41
Rev. Paul Langston-Daley (he/him) Bell Street Chapel (UU) in Providence RI
Hannah Donoghue
28:44
Hi All! Hannah, she/her. I'm in Washington DC and work at a United Methodist church in Alexandria, VA.
Barrick Stees
28:45
Barry Stees (he, his, him) Federated Church, Chagrin Falls, OH
Amy Pemberton
28:47
Hi I'm Amy (she/her) and I am from Lexington, KY but I grew up in Louisville. I attend the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY.
Rev. Michael Lonergan
28:49
Rev. Mike Lonergan Church of the Painted Hills, UCC Tucson AZ lands of the Tohono O'Odham
Bonnie Kunstler
28:49
Hi. First Presbyterian San Anselmo, CA
Felicia Parazaider
28:50
Chumash, Tongava, Fernando Tataviam land
Vahisha Hasan
28:52
Hi my Lucy!!!!! *hearts*
Friederike Windel
28:56
Rieke, she/her, Munsee Lenape land, Staten Island , NY
Molli Mitchell
28:59
Hey, I'm Molli Mitchell, she series, currently in New Haven, CT at Yale Divinity School, member of Bridgeport UCC in Portland, OR
Jackson tech support (he/him)
29:04
Welcome, all! Please feel free to share your name, pronouns, location and congregation in the chat.
Brian Gaeta-Symonds
29:11
Rev. Brian Gaeta-Symonds from Claremont Presbyterian Church in Claremont, SoCal
Tanya Lasuk
29:16
Alicia, she/her, Yakama land, Tri-Cities, WA, UU
Brian Gaeta-Symonds
29:18
He/him/his
Li Kynvi
29:18
Li Kynvi, they/them, UU intern & seminarian in Massachusetts
Blyth Barnow
29:24
Hi everyone!! So excited to be here. Blyth Barnow (she/her), Faith In Public Life, in Ohio.
Sharon Baker
29:25
Sharon, she/her, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Karma Kagyu, Gelugpa)
Mary Helen Lorenz
29:27
Mary Helen Lorenz First Parish in Lincoln Ma. Chair Adult Programs and Anti-Racism Task Force
Sara Macdonald
29:29
Hi Sara Macdonald SURJ Santa Maria , St. Peter's Episcopal, Chumash land , she, her, hers!
Sarah Millspaugh
29:29
Hi I’m Rev. Sarah Millspaugh, on the Pacific Western Regional staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Here in San Diego in the unceded nation of the Kumayaay.
Mary Helen Lorenz
29:31
she/her
Nancy Taylor
29:31
Nancy Taylor she/her Oakland, CA Skyline Community Church UCC
Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
29:33
Tricia, Louisville SURJ-Faith
Jan Seymour-Ford
29:37
Jan Ford, she/her, Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, California
Barbara Atwell
29:39
Berkeley Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Happy to be here!
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
29:40
Hey, and I remembered to change the setting so this goes to everyone, not just the panelists.
Mallory Everhart
29:46
Mallory Everhart, she/her/hers, Vista Grande United Church of Christ, Colorado Springs, CO (Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute land)
paul langston-daley
29:52
Rev. Paul Langston-Daley (he/him) Bell Street Chapel (UU) in Providence RI
Blyth Barnow
29:53
Hi everyone!! So excited to be here. Blyth Barnow (she/her), Faith In Public Life, in Ohio.
Tanya Lasuk
29:55
@Rev Mike - great to see someone from the home land
Molly Lorden
29:58
Hi everyone, I’m Molly Lorden (she-hers) from Normal Heights United Methodist Church in San Diego!
Nancy Smith
30:00
Nancy King Smith, UU Congregation of Cleveland
Felicia Parazaider
30:03
So glad to be here
paul langston-daley
30:03
Hi Sarah!
Anne Mills
30:08
Anne - she/her Olympia WA Squaxin Tribal Land
Christa Bretz
30:10
Christa (she/her), North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, North Hollywood, CA
Karen Rogers
30:10
Karen Rogers (she/her) from Second Baptist in Liberty, MO. Residing in the Raytown, MO area.
Terence Clark
30:11
HI All — Terry Clark (he/him) from Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette CA.
Susan Bennett
30:12
Susan Bennett, she, her, hers UU Congregation of Fairfax, VA
Hannah Cornfield
30:13
hi! hannah cornfield she/her, Nashville, TN, synagogues in nashville
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
30:15
Jeff Spencer (he/him), Niles Discovery Church, on Chechenyo Ohlone land in what is called Fremont, CA.
John Gibbons
30:17
John Gibbons, senior minister at First Parish in Bedford, MA
Jackson tech support (he/him)
30:21
Don't forget to set your chat to "All panelists and attendees" if you want your fellow attendees to see!
Mary Helen Lorenz
30:24
Mary Helen Lorenz First Parish in Lincoln Ma. Chair Adult Programs and Anti-Racism Task Force
Mark Cripe
30:34
Mark Cripe, Lafayette Church of the Brethren, Lafayette, IN
Vahisha Hasan
30:42
Are we broadcasting on FB?
Seth Goldstein
30:42
Rabbi Seth Goldstein (he/his) Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia WA (Squaxin/Nisqually)
Donna Lockhart
30:44
Hi I am Donna, Church of the Messiah, Detroit. she/hers
Noah Mitchel
30:46
Noah Mitchel, he/him, Baltimore, Hinenu
Molly Williams
30:49
Hi! Molly Williams (she/her), and I’m a student at Vanderbilt Divinity School and a member of Glendale Baptist church in Nashville, TN!
Ian Schiffer
30:51
Ian Schiffer, he/him, member of Nefesh in Los Angeles/Kizh land
Michelle Harper Kowalczyk
30:52
Michelle Harper Kowalczyk, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Brooke Willis
31:02
Brooke Willis with Pilgrim Congregational UCC in Cleveland OH
Harrison Taul
31:04
Hi! My name is Harrison. They/Them pronouns. I'm in Lexington, KY, with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington
Tanya Lasuk
31:08
Alicia, she/her, Yakama land, Tri-Cities, WA, UU
Nancy Smith
31:11
Nancy King Smith, UU Congregation of Cleveland
Mark Cripe
31:15
Mark Cripe, Lafayette Church of the Brethren, Lafayette, IN
Jackson tech support (he/him)
31:17
Closed captioning here! https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-SURJ
Sarah Millspaugh
31:18
Hi Paul! Hi UUs!
Mark Nunberg
31:21
Hi
Lori Levine
31:28
Rabbi Lori Levine, St. Louis, Educator
Marsha Cutting
31:30
Greetings from Bainbridge Island, WA (Suquamish land), Rev. Marsha Cutting, Ph.D.,(she/her), Madrona Grace PC
Michelle Harper Kowalczyk
31:30
<3 UUs
Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
31:31
Tricia, Louisville SURJ-Faith
Billie Best
31:32
Hi, everyone, I am Billie Best, substituting for Dorothy Piatt, associate pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA
Jackson tech support (he/him)
31:35
Click here for closed captioning! https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-SURJ
Lauren Guly
31:45
Lauren Gully, Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette, CA
Daniel Foxvog
31:45
Hi everyone! Daniel Foxvog (he/him) First Mennonite Church, Powhatan land known as Richmond, VA
Bob LaVallee
31:48
Bob LaVallee, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
Pamela Middleton
32:39
Pam Middleton she/her First Unitarian, Louisville, Ky
Janet McKeithen
32:55
Hi, I'm Janet Gollery McKeithen, a United Methodist minister serving an interfaith church in Santa Monica Ca. I am also one of the founders of the Committee for Racial Justice which formed 8 years ago. Since that time, the church has become more racially diverse, due to our actions
Joan Marshall
33:03
Joan Marshall (she/her) member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette, IN--Potawatomi, Miami land
Jackson tech support (he/him)
33:11
Closed captioning! https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-SURJ
Felicia Parazaider
33:12
Hi Janet!
Janet McKeithen
33:21
Hi Felicia!
Sara Macdonald
34:52
Hi Felicia!
Felicia Parazaider
35:06
Hi Sara!
Nichola Torbett she/her
35:44
Yes, we can!
Felicia Parazaider
35:46
Thank you for doing this
Sara Macdonald
35:58
Hi Nichola!
Donna Lockhart
36:10
Imagine!!!
Nichola Torbett she/her
36:10
So good to see so many friends here!
Felicia Parazaider
36:54
Great to see you Nichola
Nichola Torbett she/her
37:14
Hey, Felicia!
Sandra Cai
37:18
:)
Nichola Torbett she/her
38:32
Such an honor to be here with you, Rev. Vahisha!
Nichola Torbett she/her
40:28
Tell the truth, Rev!
eliz speidel
40:39
Resipiscence rocks and brings such light and love to the Lenten season!
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
40:41
Yes Yes
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
41:48
Link to the 2020 Resipiscence: https://www.transformnetwork.org/store/pre-order-resipiscence-2020-paperback
Molly Lorden
43:15
Amen!
Mallory Everhart
44:21
YES YES YES!!
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
44:25
Rev. Drs. Katie Cannon, Emilie Townes, Renita Weems, Teresa Smallwood, Eboni Marshall Turman, Kimberly Johnson; Rev. Yvette Blair
Darci Jaret
46:34
How invested are you in capitalism??
Nichola Torbett she/her
46:40
On the third day!
Darci Jaret
46:47
That was Friday….Sunday is coming!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
47:07
10 minutes almost to the dot! Amazing!
Darci Jaret
47:10
Thank you so much!
Nichola Torbett she/her
47:13
Amen amen amen!
Felicia Parazaider
47:18
Amen!
Nancy Taylor
47:19
Wow wow thank you!
Edie Mickey-Silveria
47:24
wow. Amen...
Mallory Everhart
47:25
Woooo! Amen!!
Felicia Parazaider
47:26
Thank you Rev. Vahisha!
Nichola Torbett she/her
47:33
That’s my book baby mama!
Chris Brauer
47:50
WOW! Thank you!
Donna Lockhart
47:50
Thank you Rev. Hanisha!!!
Karen Rogers
47:54
Would love to see that last sentence by Hasan in a text - with her permission to quote.
Donna Lockhart
48:20
*Vahisha
Nichola Torbett she/her
48:40
Wow, yes, you have been busy!
Tan Solomon
49:34
Rev Vanisha — Oakland CA girl here just traveling tonight on unceded Chickasaw Shawnee land in Nashville! Grateful to hear you this evening — we look forward to learning more about your work. Thx for powerful invitation that we acknowledge overpolicing and murder of black bodies and imagine a new way... Blessings.
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
49:53
Nadav David and Hannah Freedman contributed so much to the toolkit!
Vahisha Hasan
51:22
Thank you yall! Erry one of yall! for every greeting and amen and love and encouragement and support!
Vahisha Hasan
52:00
Last few lines as requested, "Do the work. Stay in the work. It is hard work. Looking for it to feel good is temporal and futile. Looking for it to be harm reduction, life saving, and transformative is fruitful and eternal."
Felicia Parazaider
52:18
Thanks for repeating that Rev Vahisha
Edie Mickey-Silveria
52:53
Thanks for repeating that!
Vahisha Hasan
53:12
Absolutely! *hugs*
Karen Rogers
53:33
Thank you so much, Vahisha, for repeating your text for us.
Nichola Torbett she/her
53:53
Yes, there is so much risk…
Vahisha Hasan
54:52
Yall are on it! I am maxed out on FB on my personal page but please follow Movement In Faith on FB and please find me on IG and Twitter as @vhasanMIF Would love to connect *hearts*
Nichola Torbett she/her
55:01
Yes yes yes—we are going to keep all of our people safe!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
55:03
3 more minutes (but we're also a few minutes ahead of schedule!)
Nichola Torbett she/her
55:47
Beautiful—God bless all the safety teams
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
56:01
Such great practice
Vahisha Hasan
56:28
Anything me or MIF I can be reached at vahisha@movementinfaith.com and movementinfaith.com For me and Nichola for Resipiscence resipiscencenow@gmail.com. Love yall.
Nichola Torbett she/her
56:34
Yes! Murder and sexual assault
Nichola Torbett she/her
56:42
Those are the questions we get, too.
Jackson tech support (he/him)
56:59
1 more minute (but, again, ahead of schedule)!
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
57:03
Yes Yes! Building muscle in the small moments!
Nichola Torbett she/her
57:11
Yes, we build in the small moments, we learn to trust each other.
Vahisha Hasan
57:14
Safe in small moments. as we build the rest. YES!
Mallory Everhart
57:14
Yes! Mental health situations are what my congregation experiences the most.
Felicia Parazaider
57:17
Yes
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
57:47
YESSSS
Vahisha Hasan
58:27
Build trust while divesting. Love this.
Felicia Parazaider
58:37
Thank you Simona !
Donna Lockhart
58:59
Thank you Simona!!!
Vahisha Hasan
58:59
Thank you Simona! So good
Ian Schiffer
59:05
Yasher koach, thank you!!
Blyth Barnow
59:09
This year a friend of mine murdered another friend of mine. It was horrific. And even in that situation I was reminded that police only showed up AFTER the harm. They did nothing to keep this horror from happening.
Meg Keeley
59:12
what great examples on where to start!
Felicia Parazaider
59:15
Nichola!
Karen Rogers
59:16
Is there are reference for this experiment Simone spoke about? This is the first hearing for me and I missed a lot of this really great content.
Nancy Taylor
59:20
Thank you so much, Simona!
Diane Palley
59:31
Kol HaKavod, Simona!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
59:43
At. Stake.
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
59:46
a lot of what Simona mentioned are practices included in the toolkit
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:00:23
perhaps even all of what she mentioned. in part because Kavod folks helped edit the toolkit!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:00:58
Kinda? Hah. Yall. It was big big. and a huge risk.
simona lang [she/her]
01:00:59
Yes! Many of Kavod's resources are referenced in the toolkit :)
Darci Jaret
01:01:58
They still teach that bullshit to my little brown boy.
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:02:12
I was totally taught and trusted the police as my friends and visual representations of safety for me as a child
Sharon Baker
01:03:40
officer friendly! I recall that messed up concept being taught in elementary school in New Jersey and Minnesota.
Karen Rogers
01:03:57
When I get a toolkit, I'll be sure to learn about Kavod and the related resources. Thank you.
Felicia Parazaider
01:04:10
Wow speak it
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:04:32
5 minutes have gone by, 5 remain!
Daniel Foxvog
01:05:10
Amen!
Janet McKeithen
01:05:12
Right on, Nichola!
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:05:20
So grateful to you all for being here. Our ability to come into real, deep, mutual, life-sustaining relationship is at stake. In other words our survival is at stake.
Felicia Parazaider
01:05:20
What passage was that
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:05:38
Isaiah 36:6Look, I know you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces the hand of anyone who leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.
Sharon Baker
01:05:39
Isaiah 31:1
Sharon Baker
01:05:47
the previous citation
Molli Mitchell
01:05:57
Isaiah 31:1 was the first one
Jaimie Fales
01:06:09
thank you!
Felicia Parazaider
01:06:17
^thank you Molli^
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:06:19
3 minutes left (with some flexibility)!
Lucy Waechter Webb
01:06:42
phew. yes.
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:06:45
Oh my goodness, this exegesis!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:06:51
Preaching Isaiah 45:8 Sunday!! Nichola is helping me whole soul.
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:06:58
my*
Lorelle Becton
01:07:25
beautifully said.
Jaimie Fales
01:07:29
🥰 preeeeeeach
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:08:21
YES. we have to break that default assumption,
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:08:23
1 more minute (with wiggle room)
Felicia Parazaider
01:08:32
Preach
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:08:35
Whew chile. We outsource our own power!
Sharon Baker
01:08:44
important connection to make
Chris Brauer
01:08:48
Thank you for making it real!
Nancy Taylor
01:09:07
Wow! Cops in Oakland using FCCO to stage against protest - protests against killing by police!
Mallory Everhart
01:09:11
YES! POWER WITH!!
Janet McKeithen
01:09:17
White Too Long (book) talks about how the best place for white supremacists to recruit is white protestant churches... people in churches, more than people who do not attend church
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:09:35
power with. MY GOD on today
Tan Solomon
01:09:36
This excerpt she read is SO great — Where Can I read this, Nicola?
Keegan Wulf
01:09:43
any chance this is being recorded? (I dropped the ball on getting this meeting our and I think there are many in my groups of influence that would benefit from getting to hear this and process this together)
Jaimie Fales
01:09:55
mind. the. gap
Karen Rogers
01:09:56
Whew!
Janet McKeithen
01:09:56
Thank you, Nichola!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:10:01
Wow Nichola
Nancy Taylor
01:10:02
yes, building the road as we walk it together.! Thank you Nichola!!
Molly Lorden
01:10:02
Beautiful, thank you!
Felicia Parazaider
01:10:05
Thank you so much Nichola
Cole Krawitz
01:10:06
gorgeous, thank you
Mallory Everhart
01:10:06
Amen!! Thank you!!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:10:06
Yes, this recording will be available to all registrants next week!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:10:07
Every time you move me
Molli Mitchell
01:10:10
I needed this tonight
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:10:18
Really helpful for me to hear that we’re making the road as we walk it.
Lindsay Mindlin
01:10:21
Thank you all so much!!!
Lori Levine
01:10:23
Thank you!
Lucy Waechter Webb
01:10:25
such amazing humans - such wisdom - such power! So grateful to all three of you
Keegan Wulf
01:10:25
thank you so much!
Lindsay Mindlin
01:10:26
So powerful!
Donna Lockhart
01:10:29
WOW! thank you Nichola!!!
Tan Solomon
01:10:30
Thank you SO VERY MUCH!!!!
Jim Williams
01:10:32
Thank you all.
julia tech support
01:10:34
YOU ALL ARE AMAZING! <3 <3 <3
Felicia Parazaider
01:10:34
Blessings to all the Panelists. I am so blessed by this experience
Chris Brauer
01:10:34
Thank you Nichola, but that was so powerful and needed for me to hear the way I was raised!
Susan Gallegos
01:10:36
Amazing!
Seth Goldstein
01:10:37
Thank you everyone!
Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
01:10:37
Huge appreciation!!
Sara Macdonald
01:10:38
Awesome Thank you Sisters!
Jaimie Fales
01:10:41
👏👏👏👏👏
Brooke Willis
01:10:45
so eye-opening!
Jess Huetteman
01:10:49
So
Blyth Barnow
01:10:58
Thank you so much Vahisha, Simona, and Nichola! Incredible. <3
Jess Huetteman
01:11:01
So grateful!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:11:04
You can access the toolkit here! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:11:05
Yes you can get it here! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Sharon Baker
01:11:07
thank you so much all for your insight and perspective. I hope to share whenever possible within my Public Housing community.
Donna Lockhart
01:11:10
Yes please send link
julia tech support
01:11:17
toolkit:https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Anne Mills
01:11:29
So good to learn in a deeper way our spiritual foundation, source, reason - thank you!
Jan Seymour-Ford
01:11:35
Relying on police is outsourcing our safety to armed men — wow, what a powerful insight!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:11:50
Here's the toolkit! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Elaine Hickman
01:11:57
I loved hearing you admit that you have decided not to rely on police without knowing how to do it.
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:12:35
Here's the toolkit! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
simmel65@msn.com
01:12:49
As woman with disabilities harrassed by the PD, and someone who has Matt:25 on mind: THANK YOU for giving balm. sue From Kinlani/Flagstaff
SHELIA PENNYMAN
01:12:59
I AM amazed that there are so many churches who really know the truth, and strive to live the true example that Jesus lived. WOW. Thank you!
Kate epperly
01:13:15
Blessed and inspired to hear you testimonies! Thank you.
Tan Solomon
01:13:34
Embodied Trauma and the Somatic — Healing from Oppression by Prentis Hemphill is a talk given today that speaks to similar points broached here. The talk is free through tomorrow and after is avail for purchase. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/anGHAotPDizVAG66BNq1FW25qZOPKf8iByoU3U8fwyG8jiV7hA3hHqjlhiAQw4vNVqKeSIMntVjrWMRD.plfAcUn-_J4kpPg2
Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
01:13:51
they lied. no one was held accountable.
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:13:55
Yes, police lie. All the time. I really did not know that until I entered into this work.
Janet McKeithen
01:14:18
Yes, that's what they do. Lie all the time.
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:15:33
Here's the toolkit once more: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
01:15:48
Unlearning!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:16:01
The violent and oppressive actions have not changed much. The pretense of accountability has changed. Hence the effort to lie rather than actual change in behavior, systems, or practices.
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:16:22
It is gloriously extensive!!!!!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:17:58
Here is the toolkit: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:18:29
Here is the piece, "G-d Is An Abolitionist" https://medium.com/@surj_action/g-d-is-an-abolitionist-fdcdbdcf89f1
Evy Slodzina
01:18:59
Today, I learned how my body was used, at age 5, to propagate racism in my school when they tried to get me to identify my sexual assaulter who was an older student.. by lining up only the black boys in each... I could not...
julia tech support
01:19:42
Oh Evy, I’m so sorry that happened to you
julia tech support
01:19:56
And to the boys
Lorelle Becton
01:20:01
yes. never quite done.
Sara Macdonald
01:20:18
True!
Tan Solomon
01:20:45
Jackson in Tech: could we have a link to that slide? (If it’s not in the toolkit)?
Terence Clark
01:20:58
Thanks so much for this toolkit and this program! I have to leave now, but will definitely be following up with our church. Terry Clark LOPC, Lafayette
julia tech support
01:21:17
Oh Evy, I’m so sorry that happened to you
And to the boys
Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
01:21:29
Start somewhere -- and keep it going!
Evy Slodzina
01:22:11
thank you because today I know that had this been a white unsub, this line up never would have happened. And this is important to learn how not, as a white person, be used by institutions with unloving agendas.
Mallory Everhart
01:22:32
YES!!! DEFUND THE POLICE IN YOUR THEOLOGY
Blyth Barnow
01:27:22
Thank you so much for all of this incredible work!! It gives me so much hope. I apologize, I have to hop off early.
Blyth Barnow
01:27:32
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jess Huetteman
01:27:43
This is incredible. Thank you everyon e
Felicia Parazaider
01:27:48
Thank you for all of this
Margaret Ernst
01:27:55
You rock, Rev. Anne!
Margaret Ernst
01:28:00
Thanks SURJ Faith
Nancy Taylor
01:28:29
This is so helpful, well-done. Thank you Rev. Anne!!!
Chris Brauer
01:28:32
This is incredible! Thank you.
Donna Lockhart
01:28:33
This is amazing, Thank you Rev. Anne!
Meg Keeley
01:28:36
I need to leave now—-many thanks to the panelists, for the toolkit, and for your inspiring podcasts!
Donna Lockhart
01:28:40
Imagine!!!
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:28:55
Yes, please, G-d.
Margaret Ernst
01:29:04
Amen
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:29:07
I’m imagining a scenario: Our church building gets broken into and damaged. We want our insurance to help pay for repairing. I bet they’re going to want a police report to be filed. We’re going to need to get our insurance to divest from police, too. Wow. (At least it’s a church-based insurance program.)
julia tech support
01:29:19
how might you use toolkit locally in your congregation?
Jill De La Hunt
01:29:26
Incredible. Gratitude, Rev. Anne, SURJ-Faith, and each of the panelists. Blessings
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:29:28
I can answer insurance question
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:29:32
Yes, Jeff. That’s exactly right.
Sara Macdonald
01:29:39
Thank you! I love your work at The Word is Resistance!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:29:43
Please consider and let us know: how might you use this toolkit locally in your congregation?
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:30:04
A wonderful list of political education resources from SURJ: http://bit.ly/PolitcalEdResources
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:30:32
SURJ-Faith podcast for white Christians!https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/the-word-is-resistance.html
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:31:59
THank you!
Sarah Millspaugh
01:32:08
That is a truly elegant solution!
Jonathan Nwagbaraocha
01:32:19
Thank you all for the event and the toolkit!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:32:19
Highlighting this Q&A question: With "safety teams" that are formed internally (in a church, synagogue, etc.), how can we avoid replicating the harms of surveillance and policing within those safety teams?
Nancy Taylor
01:32:53
So helpful!
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:33:33
re: the insurance question, I will add that the UUA has created a great resource on this, which is included in the toolkit
Norma Bauer
01:34:15
A church might want to take pictures of its assets so there's documentation of what was lost in the case of vandalism. Before and action pictures. if some congregants value stuff very much, but relationships, not so much. or so it seems to me.
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:34:39
oh that's a great idea
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:34:40
Gail, I’m so sorry to hear that, and good question. I think in that case we would approach it by thinking about prevention rather than investigation. Can we increase lighting? Add push-button alarms that make a lot of noise and attract attention?
Heidi Vierthaler
01:34:51
Will we be getting a recording of this? I would be more focused on this at another time. Thank you.
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:35:07
A recording will be available for all registrants next week! :)
simona lang [she/her]
01:35:40
Kavod - find us online at kavodboston.org
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:36:35
Boosting this Q from Sabrina Falls in the chat: The toolkit is for "white congregations,," My congregations is mostly white but we are multi-racial, multi-cultural. What is your understanding of a "white" congregation?
Karen Rogers
01:36:39
The "Faith and Blue" network is making a big push in our area. Some of our church members are already vested in that. Others may be ready for the kind of discussion we're having tonight. One of our challenges is working with such a diverse membership.
Norma Bauer
01:36:48
What does safety mean for pastors, children, congregants who are employed by police, courts, ails, prison, parole officers, defense attorneys, prosecutors?
Sarah Millspaugh
01:37:00
I work with congregations throughout the West, some of which are in communities with stronger community mental health resources than others. I’d love to hear some stories about how smaller/more rural congregations have dealt with unsafe situations involving mental health (like person with delusions making threats, stalking, etc.) without calling police.
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:37:05
Here's that resource list again! http://bit.ly/PolitcalEdResources
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:37:11
Here's the resource list again! http://bit.ly/PolitcalEdResources
Tan Solomon
01:37:24
Thx, Nichola!!!!!
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:38:38
Related to Dave Bowman's Q in the Q&A, from Sarah Millspaugh: "I’d love to hear some stories about how smaller/more rural congregations have dealt with unsafe situations involving mental health (like person with delusions making threats, stalking, etc.) without calling police."
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:39:01
Melissa, we offer some suggestions about how to do background checks without using police databases in the toolkit!
Heidi Vierthaler
01:39:06
Thank you, I am most grateful for all of your endeavors!I have been blessed to have lived from Coast to Coast from Boston and Seattle, but I grew up dealing with racism in Georgia in the 70's.I pray for those who hate, to heal from their grievances, and that we need to stop the divisiveness of partisan Politics and that all World Religions, Tribes, Indigenous Peoples, and Spiritual Faiths, can come together with Unity in CommUnity so that we all can have a chance to have a true Peace on Earth!!I am sending my condolences for all who we have lost to this Pandemic, man-made and natural disasters, and racial injustices and violence, and my love and prayers for everyone's health, happiness, and vitality, from Southern Maine in Wabanaki Territory.Hopefully I can contribute more another time. Thank you.
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:39:39
You can sign up here to receive the toolkit! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/community-safety-for-all-toolkit/
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:40:25
From Sarah Millspaugh, related to Dave Bowman's Q&A: "I’d love to hear some stories about how smaller/more rural congregations have dealt with unsafe situations involving mental health (like person with delusions making threats, stalking, etc.) without calling police."
Norma Bauer
01:40:44
There are many paramilitary organizations--firefighters are often EMT's. National Guard, military, veterans, boy scouts etc. Do they get co-opted when faith and race seem to conflict.
Nadav David
01:40:48
Yes thank you Simona <3
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:42:45
Norma we do have a piece in the toolkit that talks about how to handle it if you have members of law enforcement (defined broadly)our congregation
Marsha Cutting
01:42:49
Just lost the interpretation
Interpreter Jennifer She/Her
01:43:09
Better?
Marsha Cutting
01:43:26
Yes
Jan Seymour-Ford
01:43:54
The Unitarian Universalist Assn. challenges its congregations to stop calling police to our campuses exactly because many congregations (like ours) are multiracial. We must not call police into the church space because it is traumatizing to our fellow congregants who are people of color
Chris Brauer
01:45:04
Great training ideas, Nichola!
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:45:34
This work requires relationship building … which, after all, is why we’re here. BEAUTIFUL!
Nancy Taylor
01:45:51
"And that's why we're here" - !!
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:46:58
Also want to lift up the great work happening around transformative justice right now. That has been helpful to us in dealing with stalking, domestic violence, etc.
Janet McKeithen
01:47:29
Yes~~ Thank you Nichola. We got trained in de-escalation after white supremacists came to Comm for Racial justice the first Itime. It's empowering and helps people envision that we don't need the police (who didn't protect us anyway)
Nadav David
01:47:34
^yes so connected to community safety alternatives!
Chris Brauer
01:47:46
YES!
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:47:52
Come on now!!!
Mallory Everhart
01:47:55
YES!!!
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:47:56
What a wonderfully compassionate response.
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:48:04
Yes, yes, yes!
Anita Turner
01:48:11
ANEN!!!
Heidi Vierthaler
01:48:14
You might appreciate my post about taking immediate action to establish POLICE REFORMS, so please see my post about this based on the quote from Martin Luther King Jr about standing up for justice:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157893200152605&id=690312604Please send me more information to HeidiJV@hotmail.com, about this tool kit so that I can add your tool kit to my post. Thank you.Oh My G... re securing the scene.Again thank you for your endeavors.Heidi J Vierthaler
Janet McKeithen
01:48:16
yes!! exactly
Lucy Waechter Webb
01:48:25
yes yes yes
Anita Turner
01:48:47
👍🏽🤗
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:49:40
Please feel free to let us know in chat: how might you use the toolkit locally in your congregation?
Anita Turner
01:50:10
I like Anne’s T-shirt REPARATIONS!!! Indeed!
Karen Rogers
01:50:13
When I get my Toolkit, will I find Rev. Anne's 3 point "Imagine" mantra in it?
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:50:47
Get my shirt here: https://shop.soul2soulsisters.org/
Tan Solomon
01:50:55
I’d like to point also to the work of the EAST POINT PEACE ACADEMY in Oakland for a structure of working together into this new world as people of faith...
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:50:57
And yes, the "mantra" is in the toolkit!
Nichola Torbett she/her
01:51:18
Big ups to East Point Academy -)
Phoebe DeMund
01:51:20
thank you — this has been really inspiring
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:51:34
This has been so WONDERFUL!
Lindsay Mindlin
01:51:36
Jackson, this is a conversation I’ve been brainstorming on how to have with my congregation, and I plan to use this toolkit to actually move that conversation into our Social Action Committee space
Norma Bauer
01:51:42
I will share the toolkit and this recording to pastors know especially the UU pastor and encourage them to move forward on any of it that seems possible.
Tan Solomon
01:52:04
Gosh — I’m so sorry I’ve listened to every word but didn’t hear my question answered ...
Sharon Baker
01:52:11
thank you so much for all your hard work organizing this event, and in putting together the toolkit.
Hydie Sobel
01:52:14
Thank-you so much for all this great information and work.
Nancy Taylor
01:52:22
Excellent webinar. So grateful for this. Thanks to all of you for what you do!
SHELIA PENNYMAN
01:52:25
Thank you everyone this was very informative and brings hope to me.
Tan Solomon
01:52:28
Perhaps I can write to Nichola off line. Thank you all so very much for what you each have offered. xo
Jackson tech support (he/him)
01:52:46
@Tan if you mean your question to Nichola, please check the answered questions tab!
Molli Mitchell
01:52:54
yes. thank you all so much!
Lorelle Becton
01:53:13
I appreciate the work you have done to get this conversation and more started.
Vicente Torres
01:53:15
imagine a world where we all win.
Rev. Anne Dunlap (she/her), SURJ-Faith Coordinator
01:53:31
everyone please stay on for a moment after we're done :-)
Sara Macdonald
01:53:32
We are a New Unsettling force ! We are here!
Karen Rogers
01:53:39
Thank you for a very helpful conversation! I'll be looking for Toolkit help on working with a congregation which includes police officers, a district attorney, etc., in addition to a lot of folks who are open to considering ways to reshape our community's shared self-care.
Felicia Parazaider
01:53:42
Reimagine, Recreate Love all of this and very grateful to all of you for this time. si se puede
Edie Mickey-Silveria
01:53:46
Thank you all!
Lucy Waechter Webb
01:53:50
“The alternative to police is relationship, and that is what we are made for” <3
Jim Williams
01:54:07
Thank you. Very thought provoking. Work to do.
Norma Bauer
01:54:10
Si se puede!!! :-)
Christa Bretz
01:54:23
This has been soooo inspirational!!!
Cole Krawitz
01:54:25
Thank you all so much!
Joan Marshall
01:54:31
Thanks to everyone who spoke; I'm looking forward to exploring the tool kit
Chris Brauer
01:54:49
Powerful, Inspiring, Informative, Hopeful! Thank you all!
Tan Solomon
01:54:52
YES! If WE change, they change — a rule of all relationships. Thank you Rev V.
Marsha Cutting
01:55:01
Thank you all so much!
Sara Macdonald
01:55:07
IN LAK’ECH- Luis ValdezTú eres mi otro yo.You are my other me.Si te hago daño a ti,If I do harm to you,Me hago daño a mi mismo.I do harm to myself.Si te amo y respeto,If I love and respect you,Me amo y respeto yo.I love and respect myself.
janie freeman
01:55:14
thank you for this session.
Mallory Everhart
01:55:20
Yes! No one is beyond redemption...even cops. <3
Anita Turner
01:55:21
AMEN
paul langston-daley
01:55:22
Restorative work!
Jan Seymour-Ford
01:55:30
<3
Molli Mitchell
01:55:31
amen!
Norma Bauer
01:55:31
I meet with police once a month and believe several of our local police forces will welcome large groups of people who are willing to learn de-escalation and self defense and mental health first aid.
janie freeman
01:55:32
Janie Freeman
Lindsay Mindlin
01:55:35
Thank you all so much!!!!!!!
Jess Huetteman
01:55:37
Beautiful
Kate epperly
01:55:38
Ubuntu liberation!
Nadav David
01:55:39
Thank you!!!
Evy Slodzina
01:55:50
thank you, all. This was my first webinar... Free Together!
Lucy Waechter Webb
01:55:56
Thank you!!
Sara Macdonald
01:55:59
Thank you so much!
Vahisha Hasan (she/her)
01:56:00
Yes to Ubuntu liberation
Anne Mills
01:56:00
Such a new way to be and live - so freeing - thank you!!
paul langston-daley
01:56:00
Thanks everyone! Excellent program.
Donna Shade
01:56:04
Thank you all!
simmel65@msn.com
01:56:22
Completely. Wonderful. Thanks SO MUCH!
Anita Turner
01:56:25
Peace, Love and Blessings!!!
simmel65@msn.com
01:56:39
BLESSINGS TO ALL!
Jeff Spencer (he/him)
01:56:40
Thanks be to G-d!
Felicia Parazaider
01:56:57
Praises up. We are in a moment!
Brooke Willis
01:57:01
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎
Tan Solomon
01:57:02
Peace be with you ALL! Blessings and gratitude.
Sharon Baker
01:57:03
this is critical knowledge. thank you once again
Mary Helen Lorenz
01:57:08
Thank you.
William Dixon
01:57:08
thank you !
Jess Huetteman
01:57:09
Thank you all so very much!
Hannah Cornfield
01:57:10
Thank you!!!!!!!!