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Organizing in Hard Times with Lena Gardner

9:00 am – 10:45 am @ SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

We’re living in hard times. How do we sustain our organizing and activism for the long-term? Our strategies must shift to meet drastically shifting political and economic circumstances in our communities. Thankfully, we aren’t alone and we have wisdom and elders to lean on. Join Lena Gardner to explore together the insight of legendary Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs and writer, activist, and sci-fi/Octavia Butler scholar adrienne maree brown. Leave with new ideas and strategies to energize your activism.

We’ll explore ideas from two books: The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs and Emergent Strategy from adrienne maree brown.

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About the presenter:

Lena K. Gardner is a lead organizer with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and is a part of the founding leaders of the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalist Organizing Collective (BLUU). She worships and is a member at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her cat Merlin and loves the Boundary Waters. She graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2015 with her Master of Arts in Justice and Peace studies. Lena serves as the Executive Director of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism.