Night of a New Day 2018


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 6-9 PM 

Unity Church – Unitarian, 733 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul


Night of a New Day 2018 is full to capacity, so we are no longer accepting registrations. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

You are warmly invited for an evening of community, music, and inspiration at the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation’s annual celebration–Night of a New Day!

This year’s theme, Songs in the Key of Now, speaks to the urgency of our interconnected struggles towards justice, and the ways that music and rhythm and possibility move through us as we build and imagine our way into deeper community.

We are thrilled to welcome Bishop Yvette A. Flunder, founder of the famed City of Refuge United Church of Christ as our keynote speaker. As a same-gender-loving Black woman who believes in the transformational spirit of inclusivity, Bishop Flunder’s work melds music, affirming theology, and community organizing to nourish the spark of shared liberation in all of us.

The evening includes a special musical experience led by local artists whose work embodies the places where spiritual practice meets community, as well as a dinner of delicious indigenous foods prepared by The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman.

Children are welcome, and we hope that you will bring your family and friends!

Ticket & Sponsorship Options

Night of a New Day is Kaleo Center’s annual fundraiser and our biggest source of funding for community-based work. We are able to act boldly and effectively in the world because we are funded by our community. Your support makes our work possible.

Tickets for Night of a New Day are $18. If you would like to attend but cost is a barrier, please sign up for a Community Ticket and join us free of charge. Click here for a ticket!

Individual and organizational sponsors make Night of a New Day possible. Sponsors receive recognition at the event and in our outreach materials, advertising in our program, our profound gratitude, and are encouraged to bring their guests and organizational members to Night of a New Day for free.

We have five pre-defined sponsorship levels:

Justice Seeker Level $360
Collaboration Builder Level $500
Movement Maker Level $1000
Possibility Shaper Level $2500
Imagination Partner Level $5000


You are more than welcome to give a different amount. Select that option on the registration form and Liz Loeb, Associate Director of Kaleo Center, will reach out to you. Click here to be a sponsor!


About our Keynote Speaker

Bishop Yvette Flunder is a native San Franciscan and third generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Flunder is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and holds both masters and doctorate degrees in Ministry from the Pacific School of Religion and the San Francisco Theological Seminary, respectively. In 2003, she was appointed Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all over the world.

Bishop Flunder is a trustee and adjunct professor at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She is an active voice for the Religion Council of the Human Rights Campaign, as well as for the National Black Justice Coalition. Bishop Flunder is a highly sought after preacher and religious educator as evidenced by her having spoken at divinity schools nationwide including those at Duke, Yale , Drew, and the New York Theological Seminary. She is the author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic Radical Inclusion, published by Pilgrim Press. In addition to her memorable sermons, Bishop Flunder is also known for her beautiful singing voice, made famous through her gospel recordings with Walter Hawkins and the Family, the City of Refuge Choir and Chanticleer.

About Kaleo Center

Calling Forth

Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social Transformation offers a home for movement-building where our spiritual practices meet our work for justice and where our work for justice meets our diverse faith traditions. We nourish relationships that honor and include our full spiritual selves. We convene spaces that invest in community across tradition and belief, and we organize with that community to take public action towards collective liberation.

Currently, Kaleo Center lives out our vision in three ways:

1)  Organizing our communities to act in meaningful solidarity with front-line local and national organizing for justice and liberation.

2) Working with people from diverse faith traditions, religious practices, and spiritual communities to train faith leaders in practices of community organizing and social transformation.

3) Convening a national field of social transformation within seminary education that fosters innovation and creativity for a new generation of spiritually-grounded movement makers.

Thank you so much for joining us at Night of a New Day, and thank you so much for continuing to make our work possible with your love and support.

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