at Tennessee Valley UU Church (2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919)
"Keynote presentation directly set a useful framework for discussion and action plans."
"Affirmation of the power of local, collaborative engagement as an ingredient of revolution."
In these radically uncertain times when our democracy is at stake, unexamined activism could do more harm than good. So what can we do? Join us to learn from our faculty how we can activate our UU theology and values to create a more democratic society.
Dr. Mike Hogue, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, will give a lecture based on his book American Immanence: Democracy for an Uncertain World that calls us to build radically democratic communities of responsibility, resistance, and resilience. Dr. Pamela Lightsey, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, will give a response to the lecture. Dr. Elias Ortega, President and Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Leadership, will lead the discussion after the lecture.
Meadville Lombard is also bringing our archivist to put the lecture and discussion in a historical perspective. John Leeker, Director of Library and Archives, will be available to talk about how history and archives are a form of justice-making work. In addition, to the forum before worship on Sunday, March 1, John will bring archival documents from Meadville Lombard archive to share with Tennessee Valley UU Church.
Children's programming and activities, that are related to the day's theme, will be available in a separate space during the event.
All are welcome. Advance registration is required for the Saturday event. Go to MLKnoxville.eventbrite.com to learn more and register. Please contact Jon Coffee at (312) 288-8523 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or registration assistance.