Bridging Radical Difference – Walking Together In Comradeship

Fri 4 PM | Library

Anna Golladay

In order to change the world, we must change ourself. This is hard work, especially when we are socialized to be opposed to ideas and politics that might be harmful. Bridging is a chance to cross into new relational space that has the power to fiercely hold the complexities of multi-dimensional people. None of us are single-issue folk who are attempting to do justice work, but oftentimes, we fail to enact relational politics in the work we are doing. And, so, the work of bridging radical difference is at the cusp of both personal and interpersonal change. Through the radical act of bridging, we find renewed capacity to our mission for social change and find unlikely comradeship in the process.

Anna Golladay

Art Director/Creative Guru
Anna is the Sr Director of Communications and Marketing for the Center for Progressive Renewal / Convergence. She thrives on curating creative, spiritual & entrepreneurial possibility.

Via her social enterprise Work of Place she helps urban churches understand how their underutilized facilities can work alongside burgeoning entrepreneurs, often lacking in resource and financing, with the intent of sparking both neighborhood revitalization and an increase in ideators who change their communities. Additionally, she is the Executive Producer of the Inhabit Conference and works in a multitude of other ways with the Parish Collective and their affiliates..

She is a pastor in the United Methodist Church. Her ministry is focused on social justice and any inequity that exists both in and outside the walls of the corporate church. She is diligent in her advocacy of full inclusion of all persons in the United Methodist denomination.

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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Curator, Justice Camp
Named at 1 of 10 Faith Leaders to watch in 2018 by the Center for American Progress, Dr. Robyn is an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary Trans*gressive Latinx. Dr. Robyn takes seriously their call as an activist theologian and ethicist to bridge together theories and practices that result in communities responding to pressing social concerns. Dr. Robyn sees this work as a life-orienting vocation, deeply committed to translating theory to practice, and embedded in re-imagining our moral horizon to one which privileges a politics of radical difference.

To learn more, check out Dr. Robyn’s website:

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