Join us for an evening with Chris Crass on "Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump" hosted by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Showing Up for Racial Justice - Philly, and Jewish Voice for Peace - Philly.
We must rise, with our vision, our values, our communities, our courage, for racial justice and collective liberation. With the Movement for Black Lives and the Indigenous Nations-led struggle at Standing Rock, the movement for racial justice continues to move us all forward. In this time of mass incarceration, mass deportation, anti-Muslim sentiment, profound economic inequality, and the election of Trump, all of our social justice movements are coming together to build powerful resistance to the death culture. Additionally, people of all backgrounds are becoming active for the first time and looking for direction, as many are horrified by what the election of Trump means for our country. Join us for a talk and discussion with longtime anti-racist/collective liberation organizer, author, and educator Chris Crass to explore how we can all rise for racial justice and work for collective liberation in these times.
This event is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments and Childcare will be provided.
Chris Crass Bio:
Chris Crass is the author of the new book Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. He writes and speaks widely on anti-racist organizing, feminism for men, strategies to build visionary movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. He was a founder of the anti-racist movement building center, the Catalyst Project, and helped launch the national white anti-racist network, SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice). Rooted in his Unitarian Universalist faith he works with congregations, seminaries, and religious and spiritual leaders to build up the Spiritual Left. He is also the author of Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy. He lives in Louisville, KY with his partner and their two sons. You can learn more about his work at www.chriscrass.org.
New Book: Towards the "Other America": www.chalicepress.net/OtherAmerica
Free group discussion guide here: http://goo.gl/A2x0VD
Book: Towards Collective Liberation: www.chriscrass.org
Facebook: Chris Crass
Twitter: ChrisCras Cash & Pawn
About our Organizations:
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is a community of over 100 Quaker meetings and thousands of Friends in a four-state region striving to live our faith each day.
SURJ-Philly is a chapter of SURJ, a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people to act as part of a multiracial majority for justice.
JVP-Philly is a chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, a national organization based in Jewish values that fights for justice, security, and self-determination for Palestinians, Israelis, and all peoples of the Middle East as well as opposing anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.