Faith & Racial Justice

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Friends Center Rufus Jones Room
1501 Cherry St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Zachary Dutton

A Public Forum with 

Chris Crass and Jude-Laure Denis 

moderated by 

Lucy Duncan

Following this event, the next day, Saturday, November 18, the East Cost Quaker Action Group will host an organizing meeting and then Chris Crass will be offering a workshop focused on organizing for racial justice. To attend the workshop, you will need to register for it.

Chris and Jude-Laure will help us to consider questions like: How do we practice the world we are trying to create as we work for justice in an increasingly repressive political context? How do stoke the power of faith-based activism so that our folks will take deeper risks for racial justice? How do we not only bring more folks into the room, but equip them to take powerful action for change? How do we support change across issue areas? These questions and more will be the focus of a conversation (including an interactive Q&A) between Chris Crass and Jude-Laure Denis, two powerful voices in the movement for racial and economic justice. The conversation will be moderated by Lucy Duncan, a Quaker organizer.

Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, American Friends Service Committee, POWER Northest and Philly SURJ.

Who are Chris Crass, Jude-Laure Denis and Lucy Duncan?

Chris Crass is a longtime white organizer, educator and writer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. Originally from Haiti, Jude-Laure Denis is the executive director of POWER Northeast. Her work focuses on building Beloved Community, fostering and facilitating a deep understanding of how white supremacy undergirds our lives and our institutions. Jude-Laure also co-creates healing spaces for the critical inside-out work that leads to personal and collective transformation, while developing short-term and long-term solutions aimed at disrupting the status quo through effective grassroots organizing. Lucy Duncan works to organize Quakers for racial and other justice movements for AFSC. You can read a transcribed conversation between Chris Crass and Lucy Duncan at Acting in Faith.

Jude-Laure Denis
Chris Crass
Lucy Duncan