Moving Toward Freedom
I’m having a hard time breathing today. Charges were dropped against the officers who killed Daniel Prude—they saw a man in emotional distress, put a hood over his head and suffocated him. President Biden opened a new detention center for migrant children. Over 505,000 souls have died from COVID-19 in our nation. Parents, children, lovers, people—dead. I’m struggling, I mean it, and yet I know this: We only change our circumstances when people who love fiercely have the courage to dream a new world and then dig in to make it happen. That’s what our movement is all about; this is how we move toward freedom.
Here are the ways we are moving, together:
- Next Week: We launch our state and country meet-ups! Head to our virtual calendar and sign up to meet Middle members in your area.
- Thursday, March 4th at 7:30 PM ET – Middle is co-sponsoring a Multifaith Candidate Forum for Manhattan District Attorney. Register now and join this important conversation to center racial justice and de-incarceration in the criminal justice system.
- We are still doing our darndest to help our members get vaccinated and informed. If you need help getting a vaccine appointment or need transportation to or from, email Rev Amanda. And, save the date for a Freedom Lab Town Hall Discussion with Dr. Kirksey and Dr. Bassett on the COVID Vaccine and the intersection of Race and Public Health on March 11th at 6PM.
And this Sunday, no matter where you are on the globe, come join us at Middle! Accompanied by beautiful dance pieces from our treasure trove, I’ll be preaching at 11:45 a.m. ET about what we can do to move toward freedom. See the worship bulletin here. After worship from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET in honor of Black History Month, John Janka and I are leading a free Race Matters Leadership Lab on how to build antiracist, multiethnic communities! We’d love to see you there!!
I’m so grateful to stand beside you in this movement for justice. Even in hard weeks like this one—when it can feel as if we’re so far from freedom—your fierce love fills me with hope and conviction that we’ll get there together.
Love you SO much!
P.S. We’ll also be cultivating courageous imagination for the movement at our Revolutionary Love Conference this April, giving you tools to transform love into action. And, to thank you for being part of our community, use the code DREAMER by Sunday at midnight to get a discounted, $50 ticket! This conference is absolutely amazing, and we want you to get a discounted ticket by February 28 at midnight.