A reflection on May 12th’s SoulFood Fellowship
Saturday, May 12th, was an extraordinary day for those who participate in SoulFood Fellowship, as we read and discussed Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. Inspired by Romans 12:1-2, the discussion brought into focus the many ways women who seem to be without power have resisted empire, patriarchy and racism, and made it clear that being cognizant of and eradicating racist acts in our own interpersonal interactions is important, but that the real and hardest work is in dismantling systemic, institutional racism. We will continue to press on as we pursue God’s will in dismantling empire, patriarchy, systemic racism, and sexism/violence against women, and we look forward to seeing you at the next SoulFood Fellowship on June 9!
The Rev. Sydney Avent and The Rev. Richard Sturm