Thank you for joining us on Feb. 18!

Over 700 registered for this screening event and we collected over $2400 in donations for the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color/Richard Younge Curacy Fund, and the PNW Union of Black Episcopalians.

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (TRAPPED, GIDEON’S ARMY), which chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia was presented by Meaningful Movies Offered by the Episcopal Church in Western Washington, the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color, and PNW Union of Black Episcopalians.

We are deeply grateful for our amazing panel speakers, who offered stirring discussion about Congressman John Lewis’ call for us all to make good trouble when necessary. The panel/community discussion recording is below, as are some helpful resources for continuing the conversation, building relationship, and advocating for change.

How to stay in relationship with our panel speakers:

Upcoming Activity:

Celebrating Black Voices In The Episcopal Church – In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to join us for an honest conversation with five Black leaders who serve The Episcopal Church. Collectively, their service to the Church spans more than 150 years and each of them continues to serve in ways that make a difference. Hosted by the Church Pension Group’s (CPG) People of African Descent affinity group, we will explore the panel’s experiences and thoughts around Becoming Beloved Community; examine themes around social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and discuss the challenges and opportunities they see in a predominantly white Church. We hope you can join us for this candid conversation on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET.

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Watch/Re-visit the Panel/Community Discussion:

Deep Gratitude for Our Amazing Panel:

Catherine Meeks, PhD, is Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Prior to the center’s opening she chaired its precursor, Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. A sought-after teacher and workshop leader, Catherine brings four decades of experience to the work of transforming the dismantling racism work in Atlanta. The core of her work has been with people who have been marginalized because of economic status, race, gender or physical ability as they pursue liberation, justice and access to resources that can help lead them to health, wellness and a more abundant life. This work grows out of her understanding of her call to the vocation of teacher as well as her realization that all of humanity is one family which God desires to unite.
Rev. Malcolm McLaurin is Curate at The Church of the Holy Cross in Redmond, WA and a graduate of The University of the South: School of Theology in Sewanee, TN. He has spent 20+ years as a lay minister in the Episcopal church in Arkansas, California, and Washington prior to seminary with a background in children’s, youth, young adult ministry, and college chaplaincy. Malcolm is the father of two wonderful boys, Eli (13) and Myles (10), and a patient wife, Hannah. In his free time, he can be found reading, writing poetry or engaging in his love of photography.
Sen. T’wina Nobles represents the 28th Legislative District, which includes the cities of Fircrest, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Dupont, University Place, Tacoma, Anderson Island, Ketron Island, McNiel Island, as well as Joint Base Lewis McChord. Sworn into office in 2021, she is the first Black state senator to serve in a decade. Sen. Nobles brings two decades of experience in education and community leadership to her role as vice chair of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee as well as vice chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. She also sits on the Transportation Committee and the Behavioral Health Subcommittee. Read Sen. Nobles’ full biography here.

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