We welcome our guest speaker AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez. We must not twist any sacred text to our own destruction, remembering that considering context and a praxis of lived theology means weighing carefully the real-life implications of how and when we apply Scripture. Does our use of Scripture ensure false peace now or encourage people to pursue the true equity and unity that could come later? Do pleas for you to take your pain to God feel less about care for you and more about protecting the comfort of those that harm you?
AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez (she/her/hers) is an IndoLatinx mujerista offering education, coaching, consulting, writing, and art––all intended to assist people in building an interlocking framework for justice. She is the founder of En Conjunto—a collective of People of Color working independently at the intersection of justice and spirituality. She is also the Co-Creator of the Digital Dine-In Project – a virtual dining and learning experience bringing people together from around the world. She is an independent practitioner but partners as a co-coordinator with Liberation School South and serves on the boards of the Festival Center and Many Languages One Voice in Washington, DC. You can follow her on twitter and IG at @brwneyedamzn and on Facebook (/browneyedamazon).