We’re excited to announce that our Justice is Essential series is back this year!

At Resist, we know that frontline leaders and groups that work for justice and liberation have the heart, knowledge, and tools needed to reimagine and co-create a better world for us all. In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, climate change, rising costs and inequitable court rulings, how do we get closer to this new world, what changes need to take root, and what strategies must be employed?

Didn’t catch our previous #JusticeIsEssential series? Watch here.

20 Years of Freedom Dreams

For the first conversation, please join us in-person in Boston or virtually to celebrate, reflect on, and think through the twentieth anniversary of the seminal book, FREEDOM DREAMS: THE BLACK RADICAL IMAGINATION with Robin D.G. Kelley in conversation with Nyle Fort.

Where: First Church in Boston (Address: 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116)

* Will also be livestreamed and available for replay after *

When: 9.16.22 at 7 pm 

COVID Precautions: Masks will be required inside

Register today: http://bit.ly/3R4TOVB

about the speakers

Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley is a distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in US History at UCLA. He is the author and co-editor of numerous award-winning books, including Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America, and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class, among others.

nyle Fort

Nyle Fort is a minister, organizer, and scholar. He works with activists, artists, intellectuals, faith leaders, and community members to co-create what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described as the Beloved Community: a global society rooted in the principles of love, freedom, and justice. Nyle has studied, taught, and organized across the United States, India, Belgium, The Netherlands, Britain, Rome, Cuba, and more. His writing is featured in the Guardian, New York Magazine, Boston Globe, Essence, Ebony Magazine, Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy and, most recently, There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love, co-edited by the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith. Nyle earned his B.A. in English from Morehouse College; Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. in Religion and Interdisciplinary Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies, from Princeton University. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Columbia University Society of Fellows and the Lead Coordinator for Faith-Based Strategy at the Dream Defenders.

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