Freedom Rising Conference-Empowering Activists to Dismantle Fascism with Love


Freedom Rising: Dismantling Fascism with Fierce Love

Freedom Rising Conference Tackles Key Social Issues with Prominent Speakers and Activists

The Freedom Rising Conference is set to bring together passionate individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing a wide range of pressing issues in today’s society. The conference, taking place from April 28th to April 30th, 2023, will offer a platform for inspiring discussions, workshops, and performances led by prominent speakers and activists.

The Dismantling Fascism with Fierce Love Conference will cover 17 key topics, including:

Christian Fascism and its impact on democracy, featuring Jacqui Lewis, Edgar Villanueva, Obery Hendricks, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Robert P. Jones, Melissa Harris-Perry, Charlotte Clymer, Kristin Du Mez, Simran Jeet Singh, and Abby Stein.

Liberating personal stories and exploring themes of race, class, gender, and sexuality, with speakers like Kelly Brown Douglas, Natalie Renee Perkins, and Jacqui Lewis.

Self-care and self-compassion, presented by Kaitlin Curtice and Danya Ruttenberg.

Dismantling patriarchy, with insights from Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jacqui Lewis, and Frederick T. Joseph.

Dealing with grief and emotions, featuring Nelba L. Marquez-Greene and Benjamin Perry.

Embracing and loving queer, trans, and disabled bodies, with presentations by Talila Lewis, Joey Morelli, and J. Mase III.

Rest and joy in activism, explored by Kelly Brown Douglas, Natalie Renee Perkins, and Jacqui Lewis.

Ubuntu and politics that honor interconnectedness, with sessions by Uche Blackstock, Laura Flanders, Natalie Renee Perkins, Linda Sarsour, Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, Jacqui Lewis, and Will Critzman.

Lessons from COVID-19 and collective solidarity.

The fight for bodily autonomy.

Intersectional liberation.

Celebration of love and unity, featuring a Fierce Love Celebration led by the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir and a sermon by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis.

Abolition dreams, with discussions led by Olayemi Olurin and Jacqui Lewis.

Building a movement, featuring keynote speaker LaTosha Brown, Founder of Black Voters Matter.

Governing ethics, presented by Erik Bottcher, Svante Myrick, and Carlina Rivera.

Land back and healing communities, featuring Arif Ullah, Mark Charles, and Jacqui Lewis.

Learning from elders, with insights from Otis Moss Jr., Otis Moss III, Jacqui Lewis, Ruby N. Sales, and the late Achebe Betty Powell.

SPECIAL BONUS: In addition to these thought-provoking sessions, the conference will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in yoga with Randy Aaron Yoga, care circles with Ganesh Space, and a resource fair featuring various organizations. The event will also include a night at the theater, where attendees can enjoy shows such as Hadestown, Wicked, Parade, Fat Ham, and Bad Cinderella.

To secure a spot at this historic gathering of artists, organizers, and public intellectuals in the fight against fascism, purchase tickets today. Space is limited, and tickets are selling quickly.

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About The Freedom Rising Conference: Formerly named the Revolutionary Love Conference, The Freedom Rising Conference brings together activists, organizers, and community members to work toward dismantling fascism and fostering unity with fierce love. Through workshops, panel discussions, and collaborative opportunities, the conference aims to nurture intersectional coalitions and inspire collective action for a brighter, more inclusive future.

To prioritize the health and safety of all attendees, all participants are required to wear masks and must be fully vaccinated. Rapid tests and KN-95 masks will be provided in registration packets, and air filtration units will be set up to reduce airborne transmission. For more information on the conference’s COVID-19 policies, visit COVID-19 Policies

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The Freedom Rising Conference hosted by Middle Collegiate Church
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