Event: Grounding Resistance in Love and Joy Panel

Thursday, October 5,  6 - 8pm

The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

The Braxton Institute Dialogues on Resisting and Thriving engage justice-activists with the nitty-gritty issues that can undermine our success, such as conflicts within our movements, burnout, internalized oppression and benevolent paternalism. The Dialogues prioritize the wisdom and leadership of women of color, and resource our effectiveness through break-through conversations, and by exploring and re-imaging the spiritual resources that have fueled and sustained powerful social change movements—including folk healing, meditation, rituals for empowerment, celebration, and more.

Panelists: Richael Faithful, Joanne Braxton and Rebecca Ann Parker

Richael Faithful, Esq., is an activist, author, and healer well known for work in LGBT rights and for a founding role in the National Lawyers’ Guild Inter-Generational Relationships Project. Additionally, Faithful founded the Virginia Rights Restoration Project for automatic rights restoration for people with felony convictions. Faithful is contributor to a new anthology, focused on Black and indigenous land sovereignities, Land Justice: Re-Imagining Land, Food, and the Commons (2017).

Dr. Joanne Braxton, is an intellectual activist and the author or editor of many published books, including Black Female Sexualities, Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition Within a Tradition, Wild Women in the Whirlwind: The Contemporary Renaissance in Afra-American Literature and Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition Within a Tradition, and The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, theologian in residence at All Souls Church Unitarian is the author or co-author of several books, including Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire and Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering and the Search for What Saves Us, as well as A House for Hope and Blessing the World.