“A child who has overcome challenges with proper emotional support will emerge stronger.” – Kate Middleton
“Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.” – Michael P. Watson
“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” – Amy Poehler
Spectrum of Language by Alex Kapitan
Time to Tune in by Brittany Packnett
Supporting the People who Need Us by Mandy Neff
Since 1961, every year at the UUA General Assembly there is a special lecture called the Ware Lecture.
This year’s speaker is Brittany Packnett.
“Brittany Packnett is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader who’s “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany is an unapologetic educator, organizer, writer, and speaker.
Brittany is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis, American University in Washington, and is a current Aspen Institute Education fellow. She is a proud Advisory Board Member of Rise To Run, an organization committed to recruiting grassroots, diverse, progressive women to run for office, and Erase The Hate, NBC/Universal’s Emmy-Winning initiative to rid the world of discrimination.
Ultimately, Brittany is a proud Black woman who believes that freedom is within our grasp—as long as we unleash love, and build our power, because “power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.” (MLK)” For more information read this article.
The lecture is tonight at 8:30pm and will be live streamed.