The Intersections of Queer Justice & Anti-Racism
This topic addresses the overwhelming logic of whiteness in our LGBTQ movements and helps us imagine a way to do queer justice work that amplifies those at the margins of the margins & displaces the logic of dominance.
This can be a 101, 201, 301 or more advanced workshop that helps folks begin talking about whiteness and the need to displace whiteness to helping, campuses, faith communities, and organizations to imagine restructuring their organizational frames by using anti-oppression methodologies and power analysis.
Gender Justice as Human Rights Work
Important to gender justice is the need to examine the ways our religious discourse (theologies and ethics) stabilize gender into an antiquated gender binary. I help campuses and communities rethink our gender justice through story telling and helping folks use their imagination to connect our stories of gender and our expressions to a larger human rights framework.
Constellations of Difference: Rethinking Intersectionality
How do make sense with difference in today’s world? How do we bridge with the radical differences that we encounter in our schools, communities, or churches? How do we explore our call to serve our communities when the world around us discourages us from bridging with the radical differences that we encounter on a daily basis? By coming to a better understanding of the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, citizenship, and other differences that we encounter, we can better be equipped to imagine a call to serve our communities from the place of bridging with radical difference. This workshop uses theories and methods of the philosophy of difference to rethink intersectionality.
Bridging with Difference
Using story-telling, how can we learn to bridge with the center of our own difference in an effort to build bridging with difference around us? How can bridging with difference be a catalyst for us to be unified in our deepest differences?
Dismantling the Parasitic Relationship Between Christian Supremacy and White Supremacy
Christian supremacy is the entanglement of multi-system oppressions that are most expressed through violence and domination and that appropriate the language, themes, social capital, and power of Christianity. White supremacy is the ideology that creates a cultural norm suggesting that whiteness is the dominant lens through which culture and society should engage. What has transpired throughout the past few centuries is a growing relationship between race and religion, culminating in a parasitic relationship that is shared between Christian Supremacy and White Supremacy. In order to imagine a world where we are all engaged in collective liberation, we must dismantle this relationship and help give birth to racial equity, class equity, and religious harmony.