If you’re like us, a good number of the norms and institutions you looked to came crashing down. It left us with a lot of questions. Now, we don't claim to have ALL the answers, but we’ve got a few things that can help reorient yourselves. We aim to walk through Social Identity Theory in light of our faith. We will introduce new ideas and demystify old concepts as it relates to social justice in the Bible.
The ideas of intersectionality, critical race theory, feminism, and allyship. We are not presenting these ideas as the only correct way to understand the world, but in more as one of many ways to understand and move oneself to be a better neighbor. We will also give some practical social experiments one could do with themselves after the series is over; tasks for which the participants can take back to their leadership teams to do and further develop a fuller sense of empathy across racial and gender lines.
You up for it?! Vamos!
Look, in an age where the polarization of our culture reached a level that we haven't seen in a long while, it’s hard to land on what to be passionate about because EVERYTHING seems like a crisis. And if you just became aware of our long history of injustices in America, it could feel overwhelming.
You low key feel like it’s probably wrong, awkward, and very embarrassing to find the nearest brown person and ask them to give you a primer on racism, interlocking systems of injustice, prison industrial complex, and what the Bible says about it all! We know because people ask that of us all the time.
So we got you.
An 8-part series, join Alma and Prop on our red couch in Long Beach CA. They take turns dropping truth bombs and being hella vulnerable about faith, blackness, latinx, poverty and gender roles.
Includes the "It's Complicated" Workbook. The workbook is designed to help you or your group follow along with the content. We want this stuff to sink in deep.
The course is ready when you are. Learn anywhere with the on-demand, digital course. At home, or on the go — it’s your call.
Dr. Alma L. Zaragoza-Petty was born in Los Angeles but raised in Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico for most of her childhood. She is the daughter of immigrant parents who were granted amnesty under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
A first-generation high school and college graduate, she went onto complete her Ph.D. in Education Policy and Social Context.
She is the co-host of Ligurists network, The Red Couch Podcast with Propaganda and currently works as a college advisor and Student Impact and Evaluation Manager for ScholarMatch, a San Francisco-based non-profit.
Propaganda, is an American hip hop and spoken word artist and poet from Los Angeles, California. He’s a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic, & emcee. With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges his listeners with every verse & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. From aggressive battle raps to smooth introspective rhythms, Propaganda’s music will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly it will stretch your mind & heart.