Social Justice: Addressing the Narrative of Fear

Date and time: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
900 Mount Curve Avenue
55403 Minneapolis , MN
United States

The day will examine various forms of social oppression (e.g. racism, sexism, xenophobia, queer-antagonism, anti-semitism, etc.) and how these cultural prejudices are exploited by the right wing to reinforce the fear narrative. Speakers will look at how we may develop a new narrative, create positive solutions and establish integrated, inclusive strategies for creating significant change in the Trump era.

Speakers

Diane Burkholder, Community Organizer and Anti-Oppression Consultant
Bobby Joe Champion, Minnesota State Legislator
Sikivu Hutchinson, Feminist, Atheist and Author
Andrea Jenkins, Oral Historian, University of Minnesota
Desiree Kane, Indigenous Activist, Feminist & Multi-Media Event Producer
Sincere Kirabo, Social Justice Coordinator American Humanist Association
Ashton Woods, Founder and Leader Organizer of Black Lives Matter Houston & Co-Chair Black Humanist Alliance

Schedule

10:00 am Introduction by Kristin Wintermute — Panel of Speakers
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Panel Discussion — Moderated by Chris Stedman
4:00 pm Wine, cheese and book signing reception

Co-sponsored by The Humanist Institute and First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis

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