We are excited to announce our “Unbanned” Summer Series. As public spaces like schools, libraries, and statehouses across the country continue to experience the “tightening grip of censorship” (in the words of performing artist and writer Bryce McClendon), the negative effects and outcomes are vast and merit our attention. This summer, we’ll gather in worship for sacred conversations with congregants and special guests as they help us unpack this social, political, and religious moment.
We will also hold space for Coffee Hour Conversations a few times throughout the series to allow us to inquire and reflect with each other on how this moment resonates in us. Please see below for the schedule and plan to join us as you are able!
“Unbanned” Summer Series Schedule
July 16: Librarian and author Salima Appiah-Duffell on book banning
July 23: Artist and writer Bryce McClendon on gender expansive lives
July 30: Consultant Carrie Zimmerman on DEI and college campuses
August 6: BJC intern Devin Withrow on the role of Christian nationalism
August 13: Educator Bren Elliott on America’s racialized history
August 20: Policy specialist Elizabeth Beavers on gun control
August 27: Congregant Amanda Hunt on gender affirming and reproductive healthcare
Coffee Hour Conversations are back by popular demand on July 16, August 6, and August 20. We have a new set of questions available and invite this to be a time of new connections and reflections with one another. (Childcare will be available until 12:15 pm.)