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Human Ecology of Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

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[This event was recorded and every person who registers after 9/23 will receive the recording.]

What will it take to end white supremacy? How does white supremacy live inside you and how can you identify and disrupt it?

Join renowned feminist theologian, Dr. Rev. Rebecca Ann Parker, and folk healing artist, Richael Faithful, for an intimate and honest conversation about how white folks can deepen their commitment to racial justice.

They'll dive deep into:

  • How to rely on our body of experience/embodied experience for moral clarity & courage
  • Unpack how self-righteousness reinforces white supremacy & share grounded alternatives
  • Explain how religious themes, like redemptive sacrifice, undermine white solidarity work & present powerful counter-themes
  • Describe experiences of reaching into the unexpressed psyche to inform racial justice action
  • Ask what place imagination has in racial justice struggle
  • And a lot more.

This dialogue, as a space of radical hospitality, will also welcome your most complex, un-formed, and stickiest thoughts, questions, and curiosities.

Register to join us! [This event was recorded and every person who registers after 9/23 will receive the recording.]

Registration supports the Human Ecology of Racism series & The Braxton Institute for Sustainability, Resiliency and Joy.

About Dr. Rev. Rebecca Ann Parker:

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, All Souls' Minister of Adult Spiritual Development and Pastoral Care, and Theologian-in-Residence, has initiated All Souls’ new series, the UU4Core, helps guide covenant groups, preaches and leads worship, and supports our shared ministries of pastoral care and our commitments to multi-racial, multi-cultural Beloved Community. An influential feminist theologian, theological educator, social activist, and a seasoned minister and musician, she previously served for 25 years at president and professor of theology at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, at the Graduate Theological Union. She was named President Emerita and Professor of Theology Emerita in 2014.

An ordained United Methodist minister who holds dual ministerial fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, Dr. Parker has long been engaged with LGBTQ issues, racial justice and countering white supremacy, eco-justice, resisting sexual and domestic violence and protecting women’s rights, and more. Her books include A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the 21st Century, co-authored with John Buehrens (Beacon, 2010); Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, co-authored with Rita Nakashima Brock (Beacon, 2008); Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now (Skinner House Books, 2006), edited by Rob Hardies, and Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us, co-authored with Rita Nakashima Brock (Beacon, 2001).

About Richael Faithful:

Richael Faithful (they/them/theirs) is a multi-disciplinary folk healing artist and healing justice practitioner rooted in the African diasporic tradition of conjure. They were born in Washington DC and raised in Virginia, with a strong affinity to their southern family line in Georgia, Alabama and Texas.

Faithful supports national and local activists of all backgrounds, particularly leaders of Black Liberation movements. They are known for creating spaces to help activist identify and process trauma and invest into healing justice frameworks.

Their work has been featured in national publications, including in Colorlines, The Root, Everyday Feminism, HuffPost, among others. They also publish their own words in several books and law review articles.

Faithful is former Shaman-in-Residence at Freed Bodyworks. Before formal shamanic initiation, Richael was a healing-oriented community organizer and peoples’ lawyer.

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