Below are the video recordings of past webinars hosted by Standing on the Side of Love. Check here and on our YouTube page in the future for details on our upcoming webinar series.
We are in a different political time that will require different political skills and organizing in coming months and years. Many folks have been asking for skills to deescalate for interventions and attacks that continue to target Muslims, People of Color, Immigrants, LGBTQ people. This is a short primer not meant to be a comprehensive training but an informational entry point for engagement and deescalation using both instincts and discipline to intervene.
Ferguson is Everywhere. Wherever you live-the personal and institutional manifestations of systems of oppression and white supremacy exist. Faithful organizing for love, justice and liberation is needed- today. Following over 140 UUs gathering for the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown we shared lessons, learnings and next steps.
Panelists included Leslie MacFadyen- Activist and Founder with the Ferguson Response Network, Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen- UUA Leadership Development Associate for Youth & Young Adults of Color, Rev. Lisa Presley- Congregational Life Consultant, UUA MidAmerica Region, Bishop John Selders- Moral Mondays CT, and Rev. Julie Taylor- UU community minister and organizer in St. Louis.