Continuing Revolution 2021 Online:
Love in Hope, Grief, Rage, and Action
An annual conference for young adults, ages 18-35.
June 4-8, 2021
(Friday evening through Tuesday evening via Zoom.)
Conference Fees and Financial Aid
Full conference: $50
Daily attendance: $15
Anyone who registers for 1 day is welcome to attend Friday’s opening session.
If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below.
For questions about Continuing Revolution, contact Lina Blount (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you find yourself…
- Needing space to grieve and feel the realities of the last year of pandemic, US empire collapse, and more?
- Wanting to build a better world but feeling disconnected from a sense that it is possible?
- Seeing patterns of rage and call outs and wondering how to meet them and move toward healing, accountability, and action?
- Feeling frustrated with how young people seem to be shouldered with providing hope for older generations?
- Wanting to move through deep feeling to a place of possibility?
- Seeking grounding in Spirit amidst the unknown?
…then Continuing Revolution 2021 Online might be for you!
More on the Theme
This year in Continuing Revolution we are challenging ourselves to feel deeply. Organizing for a better world has felt both incredibly urgent and, at times, deeply difficult during the past season of global pandemic, white supremacist resistance to change, ongoing climate catastrophe, and more. While closing ourselves and our hearts off to feeling the depths of grief, rage, hope, love, and more is an understandable coping strategy, it may not serve ourselves or movements for change for the long haul. We therefore come together humbly and faithfully to worship, feel, and seek in faithful community.
This year, drawing on work from adrienne maree brown, Mia Mingus, Joanna Macy, Kazu Haga, Ricardo Levins Morales, and more, we seek to create a space for honest feeling in a movement toward embodied hope and action. We will explore bridges between love, hope, grief, anger, and action, and look to the lived experiences and stories of those who hold these feelings in their own work for justice. We believe that hope is a collective commitment to the future, and will make concrete time to ground in tangible action steps in that commitment.
- Share stories and ritual to acknowledge love, hope, grief, joy, and rage;
- Spend time creatively meeting feelings and transforming them through writing, movement, song, silent worship, or other creative methods;
- Explore some of the movements that have made progress through the breaking open of the past year;
- Explore how to build collective commitment to the future, or embodied hope.
Dwight Dunston is a West Philly-based facilitator, hip-hop artist, educator, and activist with roots in the Carolinas and deeper roots in West Africa. His passions/gifts include supporting folks to tap into their super powers and supporting communities to develop the tools, skills and techniques to stay connected across different identities.
Most recently Dwight served as the Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education at Friends Central School where he also coached track and field and co-developed two courses in the Literature department on the Black experience in 20th century America and exploring the meaning of love and community in the anthropocene. He is a trainer with AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) and also a trainer and Relationship Manager with Lion’s Story, a Philadelphia based org that uses Dr. Howard Stevenson’s theory on racial literacy to support individuals to develop skills in navigating racially stressful encounters. As an artist, he is a founding member of the nine-piece hip-hop group Hardwork Movement and the musical group City Love, and has performed at schools, venues, and festivals across the country, sharing the stage with Questlove, Talib Kweli, Michelle Alexander, Jonathon Kozol, and many others.
Lina Blount is an organizer, trainer, and nonviolent action strategist who has been working on environmental justice campaigns in the Philadelphia area for over ten years. Lina currently works as the Education Coordinator for Pendle Hill and just rotated off as co-clerk of the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) board, which she has served since 2013. Lina has also worked with the Divestment Student Network and spent two years as a canvass director and anti-fracking organizer in Pennsylvania.
Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.