Events

A Prophetic Voice in a Pivotal Moment

I’ve never met a pulpit I didn’t feel called to speak from. Wherever I’m offered a chance, I’m going to bring fierce love to strengthen spirits and ignite justice. Whether I’m speaking to 30 people or 3,000, I see every event as an opportunity to foster conversation and deepen the bonds that connect us. But that work isn’t possible without you! So see the opportunities below to join me, and I can’t wait to see you live.

Leaked SCOTUS Draft: A Space for Processing and Action

May 11, 7-8:30 PM ET |Hosted by Middle Church

Gutted about Roe? Me too!

Join Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Rev Amanda Ashcraft to process the recent leaked SCOTUS draft and how together we can act toward justice and care for one another well. We’ll have time to process in small groups: How are you? What are you worried about? What has been triggered? And we’ll share with the all the information we know about actions happening now. Come, share with family, and let’s talk together about how we’re going to keep each other safe.

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Wednesday, May 18, 7 PM EST

Rising to Disability Justice 

A conversation with Talila Lewis hosted by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Jacqui Lewis will be joined by Talila A. Lewis. This conversation is part of Middle Church’s Freedom Rising Salons, a year-long conversation series that features thought leaders, organizers, artists and modern prophets reflecting on crucial justice issues, and what we all can do to rise and meet them.

Talila Lewis
Talila A. Lewis (no pronouns; please use name in place of pronouns) is an abolitionist community lawyer, educator, and organizer who works to ground all social justice movements in disability justice. Lewis’ current work primarily focuses on helping people understand the inextricable links between ableism, racism, classism, and all forms of systemic oppression and structural inequity.

Recognized as a 2015 White House Champion of Change and one of Pacific Standard Magazine’s Top 30 Thinkers Under 30, Lewis co-founded and serves as director of HEARD (@behearddc), a cross-disability abolitionist organization. Lewis created the only national database of imprisoned deaf/blind people and works to abolish the medical-carceral industrial complex; correct and prevent wrongful convictions of deaf/disabled people; and support multiply-marginalized disabled people affected by all forms of incarceration.

Lewis, a founding member of the Harriet Tubman Collective and co-creator of the Disability Solidarity praxis, also serves as a consultant for dozens of social justice organizations and as an expert on legal cases involving disabled people. Lewis previously served as the Givelber Public Interest Lecturer at Northeastern University School of Law and visiting professor at Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf. A recent graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Lewis has received awards from numerous universities, the American Bar Association, the American Association for People with Disabilities, National Black Deaf Advocates, and the Nation Institute, among others. Lewis is a member of the inaugural cohorts for the Roddenberry Fellowship and the Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity.

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Wednesday, May 19, 10 AM CST

Festival of Homiletics 2022

Preaching “Fierce Love: Preaching for Trauma in Hot-Mess Times”

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Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis will be preaching at Central Presbyterian Church (Denver, CO) for the Festival of Homiletics at 10 AM CST. To learn more about Jacqui’s session, click here.

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