What are the obscured truths of how Black people have been controlled through history? How are they relevant today? Please join us on February 7 at 10:40 AM as guest speaker EIliot Spillers of the Equal Justice Initiative discusses the organization’s work and the throughline from slavery to mass incarceration. EJI was founded by distinguished social justice advocate and author, Bryan Stevenson, whose book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption was the
basis for the 2019 movie Just Mercy.
Our multimedia program, the first in a new TUCWomen series, , will also feature a selection of visual works as well as a performance by slam poetry champion, Joan ‘Lyric’ Leslie, illustrating the dehumanizing and terrifying consequences of white supremacy for Black Americans, past and present. We will also hear an original anthemic song of inspiration and hope called “Prayer,” written by TUCW member Andy Gundell, recorded with his American and South African colleagues, and featuring the voice of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The program will conclude at 11:45 and be followed by a 15 minute open mic discussion for those who would like to share their reflections. We hope you will join us for this revealing look at our shared American history.