july, 2016

27jul7:00 pm9:00 pmDiscomfort and Disruption: Understanding Tactics of Disruption in the Movement for Black Lives


Event Details

Due to overwhelming interest in this event, we are now requiring pre-registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discomfort-disruption-understanding-tactics-of-disruption-m4bl-tickets-26767954673. THANK YOU!!!

Since the police murder of Philando Castile, the Twin Cities has seen freeway shutdowns, public protests and the occupation in front of the Governor’s mansion. Many white folks are now saying that they “believe in the cause” of the Movement for Black Lives, but they are struggling to understand and support these tactics of disruption. Join us to learn together about the theory and history of these tactics and also to grapple together with the discomfort these actions create. This is our work to doas white folks so that we can work in sacred solidarity to upend racism and the end violence of whiteness. All are welcome. And this event is designed specifically to help us disrupt the “stuck-ness” and fragility of white discomfort.

Announcing our panelists:

*Lena Gardner: Church of the Larger Fellowship, Black Lives of UU & Black Lives Matter Minneapolis

*Duchess Harris: Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College

*Liz Loeb: Community Organizer, Member of Shir Tikvah Congregation, Member of SURJ-MN Core Team

*Mahmoud El-Kati: Lecturer, writer, and commentator on the African American experience

*This is a private event. Press are welcome to participate and learn, but not to cover this event.*

Event Co-Hosts:
MARCH (Multi-faith Anti-Racism Change & Healing)
Jewish Community Action
Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation
Center for Sustainable Justice at Lyndale United Church of Christ
MUUSJA – Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
SURJ MN: Showing Up for Racial Justice – Minnesota


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm