Webinar: Beyond the Labels: The Humanization of God’s Children
Language is often used to dehumanize and control the image and narratives of black and brown people, and to provide a vehicle for their criminalization and imprisonment in this country. This webinar addresses the reality that how we think and talk about certain people in this country is counter to what it means to be created in the image of God, and people of faith have a role in dismantling these images that fuel and support an unjust criminal system.
- Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker: Program Coordinator for NBA Advocacy and Activism, St. Louis, MO
- George Chochos: Pastoral Assistant, Summerfield United Methodist Church, Bridgeport, CT; formerly incarcerated
- Johnny Perez: Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign Against Torture; Washington, D.C.; formerly incarcerated
- Amilcar Valencia: Executive Director, El Refugio, Lumpkin, GA; Peer Group Participant, NBA Prison and Jail Ministries
- Moderated by: Rev. Dean Bucalos, Mission Specialist, NBA Prison and Jail Ministries; Executive Director, Mission Behind Bars and Beyond, Louisville, KY