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We are excited to invite you to our first Healing Conversation virtual discussion on Thursday, September 24th from 7PM - 8PM. Healing Conversations are a monthly series that invites members of the community to engage with informed guest speakers and others on 7 different topics impacting our society today and how they relate to Moral Injury. Each discussion features a different topic.

This month's Healing Conversation topic will focus on Social Justice. Speakers and participants will have the opportunity to engage with the following questions:

  • How do you define "social justice"?
  • What are key social justice issues we all should be aware of?
  • What is your understanding of Black Lives Matter as a movement?
  • How do you view the "Black Lives Matter" slogan? 
  • Has the death of George Floyd ignited a new justice movement or is the movement relatively unchanged? 
  • How have social justice movements changed the world? 
  • What can we do collectively to change our world today?

Reading Recommendation:

“The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it”
by Bryan N. Massingale



To register for this month's Healing Conversation, click on the link below:
FACILITATOR
Bishop C. Anthony Muse

Bishop C. Anthony Muse is a minister and former Maryland State Senator representing Maryland's 26th District. A powerful, nationally renowned and respected teacher and preacher of the gospel, Bishop Muse is the senior pastor of the Ark of Safety Christian Church located in Brandywine, MD.
RESPONDENTS
Minister Janiqua Green

Janiqua Green is a preacher, teacher and organizational strategist who situates her work at the intersection of faith, womanism and culture. She is licensed to preach at the Gospel at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY, and is currently a Ph.D. student at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.
Dr. Jonnel Green

Entrepreneur and advocate, Dr. Jonnel Green is an anointed preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was the Youth Pastor at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack, NJ, and Associate Minister at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY. He is also the Secretary for the North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Association’s Congress for Christian Education. 
Dr. Lorainne Minnite

Dr. Minnite is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Minnite’s research is concerned with issues of inequality, social and racial justice, political conflict, institutional change, and voter's rights. She has also written two books on election law and racial and class politics in the United States.
To learn more about our Spiritual Development Colloquium and upcoming Healing Conversations, visit www.voachesapeake.org/spiritual-colloquium.
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