Episode 1: Lena K. Gardner & Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

In the first episode of Fortification, Caitlin sits down with Lena K. Gardner and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou. Gardner is the lead organizer of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and member of the organizing collective of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). She is also a collaborative organizer with Standing on the Side of Love. Rev. Sekou is an active racial justice advocate and on January 31st, 2016, he and the band he co-leads, Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost released their debut album, “The Revolution Has Come". Read more about Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost here.

Discussion questions:

  1. How can communities of faith and conscious practice practical and radical love through our organizing work?
  2. What kinds of spiritual practices are manifesting themselves in the social justice work we engage in?
  3. What does it mean to be dignified in the face of such extraordinary indignities? (Rev. Sekou)
  4. How can we facilitate and maintain perpetual curiosity? (Lena)
  5. How can we better center art and culture within our social justice and organizing work?


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