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Unstuck: Reviving the Movement for Social Justice, Human Dignity, and the Environment
The Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI
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Unstuck: Reviving the Movement for Social Justice, Human Dignity, and the Environment
A gathering to bring together the academic, activist, and faith-based communities for a public conversation on what we need to do to successfully address such profound challenges as our growing social inequality, mass incarceration, sustainable economic development, global warming, and a culture that is still struggling to learn how to embrace difference.  To address such challenges we are going to need to be able to draw on all our cultural and institutional resources.  Yet many of us find that the various traditions, narratives, practices, and institutions that we hoped would enable us to do this are often "stuck" in terms of limiting or undermining our ability to address these challenges. This revival is intended to promote a community conversation about how we can we act in ways that will help these resources become the tools for transformation that they were intended to be and how we can we build the kind of movement which will allow us to overcome our isolation and be effective in working together in and across our different contexts.  Speakers include:
      Cornel West (Social Critic and philosopher)
      The Rev. James Forbes (Internationally renowned preacher)
      The Rev. Selma Massey (Pastor of WHOSOEVER MINISTRIES)
      Bob King (President of the United Auto Workers
      Deborah Labelle (Human Rights Lawyer and Activist)
      Ahmad Rahman (Associate Professor of History & former Black Panther Leader)
      Patricia Gurin (Professor of Psychology)
      Mary Summers, (Senior Fellow Fox Leadership Program)
      and student activists.
The Rev. James Forbes will give the opening keynote address at 12:15p.m..  Professor Cornel West will give the closing keynote at 4:15p.m.  In between a variety of speakers will talk about ways we are stuck and how we can get unstuck in regards to a variety of key areas.  There will also be opportunities for small group discussion and music provided by Brian Buckner and the Incarnation choir and The Spirit Singing Band.

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The Michigan Theater (View)
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States


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Education > Other
Other > Political
Other > Spiritual

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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