African American Roundtable Resources

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Sal, Luz, y Azúcar: Africana Queer Christopoetics of Matthew 5 in Afrocubanidad with Rev. Dr. Eric A. Thomas. A CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS event! In this CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation Rev. Dr. Eric Thomas a queer Afro-Latinx imagines a decolonial vision for Jesus’ instruction to be(come) salt, light, and sugar in The Gospel of Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. Reverend Dr. Eric A. Thomas is a scholar, […]

52 Ways #24: Celebrate Juneteenth!

On 19 June 1865 Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed in Galveston, Texas, the federal government’s decree that all previously-enslaved people in Texas were free; this proclamation was read over two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. It is […]

52 Ways #5: Honor the Contributions of LGBTQ African Americans

During February, Black History Month, honor the contributions of African American LGBTQ people.  And don’t limit this to the month of February: honor African American LGBTQ people all year round! There are so many people have had a profound impact on the LGBTQ community, from the days of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 40s (see, […]

Umoja: A Curriculum for African American Christian Faith Communities

The Umoja Project is designed to facilitate safe, non-threatening dialogue about the diversity of human sexuality and the tension that sometimes exists within African-American faith communities in relation to LGBT individuals. Film and group discussion will help all participants (regardless of their position on this topic) explore the social and emotional impact of the exclusion those who want to be a part of the church community, but do not feel welcomed.

52 Ways #31: Recognize the Discrimination that LGBTQ People Face

Did you know that half of LGBTQ people in this country live in states where there are no protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? Many people think such discrimination is already illegal, but only 21 states and the District of Columbia ban discrimination in employment and housing; one other state, Wisconsin, […]