Thursday, February 11 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | GCPC’s Youtube Channel
Connect to GCPC’s YouTube channel Thursday 2/11 at 7pm to go deeper into the work of dismantling and disrupting white supremacy culture in ourselves and in our communities. This event is a collaboration between two change-tenders and leaders in this work. And there will be an opportunity for all to engage Dr. Okun and Rev. Forte-Logan with questions as well. The conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop, Pastor/Head of Staff at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
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(People of faith may also want to attend the Faith 4 Justice Asheville event, “What’s Love Got to Do with It? White Supremacy in the Church” on Saturday, February 13. Event info here.)
Dr. Tema Okun has spent over 30 years working with and for organizations, schools, and community-based institutions as a trainer, facilitator, and coach focused on issues of racial justice and equity. Dr. Okun currently works with the Teach.Equity.Now. collaborative which houses the Teaching for Equity Fellows Program currently offered at Duke University in Durham, NC, and Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.
She is the author of the award-winning The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know (2010, IAP) and the widely used article, “White Supremacy Culture.” She publishes regularly on the pedagogy of racial and social justice.
Tema is a participant in the Living School for Action and Contemplation and a member of the Bhumisphara Sangha under the leadership of Lama Rod Owens. She is an artist, a poet, and a writer. She lives in Durham NC where she is fortunate to reside among beloved community.
Rev. Tami Forte Logan, M.Div. is an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She is a womanist, preacher, Christian educator, popular educator, community organizer, cultural organizer, the business owner of Inside & Out Consulting, and a long-term racial equity facilitator and practitioner.
As Equity Missioner of Faith 4 Justice Asheville, Tami “provokes justice for and with black and brown bodied people through faith and racial equity work.” She works alongside black and brown bodied leaders committed to liberation throughout Asheville, while she ministers to and mobilizes faith leaders from twelve churches, seven church denominations, two synagogues, the Interfaith Initiative, Carolina Jews for Justice, Transform Network, Movement in Faith, Creation Care Alliance and other organizations across Western North Carolina and the South.