The Middle Project

2017 Conference Sessions

Revolutionary Love: Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism

Friday, April 28:

The Call to Revolutionary Love
Valarie Kaur and Jacqui Lewis

Session 1: Where are we? What is needed now?
Serene Jones, Robert P. Jones, Eboni Marshall Turman, and Anurag Gupta

Session 2: Love Army
Van Jones

Session 3: Hearing the Call to Love Neighbor
Brian McLaren, Traci C. West, Caitlin Breedlove, Rob Stephens, and Roz Pelles

Saturday, April 29:

Session 4: Solidarity in the Flesh: Tools and Tactics
Traci Blackmon, Rebecca Parker, Yara Allen, and Darnell Moore

Session 5: Revolutionary Love: Confronting Opponents? 
Miguel De La Torre, Joanne Braxton, Zainab Salbi, and Bryan Epps

Session 6: Confronting Opponents with Love—Tools and Tactics
Valarie Kaur, Macky Alston, Micky ScottBey Jones, and David Kyuman Kim

Art for the Movement: RIKERS Film Screening and Discussion
Bill Moyers, Khalil Cumberbatch, and Hector "Benny" Custodio

Sunday, April 30:

Celebration! Worship
Jacqui Lewis preaching
Middle Church Choir, Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Genesis Be

Session 7: The Ethics of Disruption
Genesis Be, Aunjanue Ellis, Stephanie Kolin, and Charles Randolph-Wright

Session 8: Prophetic Resistance: Love of Self as Revolution
Jennifer Bailey, Dana Flynn, and Michael J. Crumpler

Closing Keynote and Worship
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II preaching
Yara Allen and BETTY