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Leading Voice Against Police Brutality Brings Message of Intersectional Justice to Kansas City

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Leading Voice Against Police Brutality Brings Message of Intersectional Justice to Kansas City

June 18, 2018​

Kansas City, MO – Brittany Packnettknown for her activism in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of Michael Brown and for her work on the award-winning podcast, “Pod Save the People,”will speak about intersectional justice to thousands of people attending the Unitarian Universalist Association's annual gathering in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 23. 

Packnett will be the 2018 Ware Lecturer, a distinguished guest speaker invited to speak at the UUA’s General Assembly. She is the founder of Campaign Zero, which calls for police reform to end killings by police. Packnett is also well-known for her gripping video essays for Mic.

Her address to Unitarian Universalists comes at an especially significant time for the UUA, as that religious community focuses on its explicit commitment to dismantle white supremacy, both within its religious tradition and in the world.

For More Information Contact:

Marchae Grair

(617) 948-4386(office)

mgrair [at] uua [dot] org

A complete list of General Assembly events and presentations can be found in the online program.

The UUA is a religious association of congregations established in 1961 via the consolidation of the Universalist Church of America (organized in 1793) and the American Unitarian Association (organized in 1825). With the membership of more than 1,000 independently governed congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas, the UUA helps UU congregations thrive and promotes the values of Unitarian Universalism.

For more information contact pr@uua.org.

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