Prophetic Action: Christians Convening for Palestine
We are excited to have Reverend Traci Blackmon, executive minister of justice & local church ministries for the United Church of Christ, as our keynote speaker on Thursday. Along with Reverend Blackmon, we will hear from other faith leaders and Palestinian organizers throughout the convening, including Reverend Jim Bear Jacobs from the Racial Justice at Minnesota Council of Churches, Lara Kiswani from the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Omar Haramy from Sabeel Jerusalem, and Sandra Tamari from the Adalah Justice Project. Friday, we will engage in workshops on topics ranging from the role of churches in municipal divestment campaigns to frameworks for joint struggle and interfaith dialogue. Check out more of the program here.
Keynote by Reverend Traci Blackmon
“Prophetic Action, Priestly Response”
Executive Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ
Reverend Blackmon's life work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice. Her response in Ferguson to the killing of Michael Brown resulted in national and international recognition, gaining her many audiences, including the White House, the Carter Center, and the Vatican. Her work is now featured in several Ferguson uprising documentaries and several justice publications.
Rev. Blackmon is a graduate of Leadership St. Louis and currently serves on the boards of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago Theological Seminary, and WomanPreach! She has been named 2017 Citizen of the Year by The St. Louis American, one of St. Louis’ 100 most influential voices, and one of Ebony Magazine’s 2015 Power 100.
Our convening would not be possible without the support of our partner organizations. If your organization would like to support putting on Prophetic Action, please fill out the form below by August 31. Co-sponsorship includes half a table to highlight your work and a mention in the program.
A block of rooms at the Hyatt Place and the DoubleTree have been reserved for both the Prophetic Action convening and the US Campaign conference.
Hyatt Place St. Paul Downtown, 180 Kellogg Blvd. East, Saint Paul, MN 55101. Rooms available September 26-30. Wednesday and Thursday nights: $149 per night for king or double beds. Friday and Saturday nights: $199 per night for king or double beds. Book online here or call (888) 492-8847 and use group code G-USNC, through September 10.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown, 411 Minnesota Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101. Rooms available September 27-30 for $149 per night for king or double beds. Book online here or call (651) 291-8800 and use the group code CPR, through August 31.
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