LIVING INTO A NEW NORMAL: Preparing for the Election, Spiritually and Politically

From September 16, 2020 5:00 pm until September 16, 2020 6:30 pm
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Join members of the Community of Living Tradition for a participatory discernment session, every other Wednesday at 5pm eastern time.

This week we will welcome Ntebo Maya MokuenaAlan Levin and Sister Sharifa Vernice Meytung to help us dialogue about how we can prepare ourselves for the coming election — individually and collectively, spiritually and politically. Advance registration is required:


About the Speakers:

Ntebo Maya Mokuena (she/they) is a DC-based community organizer. She was born in Washington, DC and raised in Gaithersburg, MD, on unceded Piscataway land, by a Black American mother with North Carolina roots and a Black South African father. Growing up with an anti-apartheid activist father, Ntebo was raised to believe in the importance of anti-colonial resistance and cross-movement solidarity. She began organizing while attending American University, where she organized campaigns for worker justice and Palestinian solidarity with Students for Justice in Palestine. Currently, she works at Daily Kos as an Associate Campaign Director and organizes with Black, queer, feminist organization BYP100, Ward 1 Mutual Aid, a local Palestine solidarity campaign called Occupation Free DC, and Black 4 Palestine.

Alan Levin was a leader in the Students for a Democratic Society in the late Sixties and later became a teacher of meditation and a psychotherapist. He has for the past several decades been dedicated to integrating spirituality with social and political action. He is the author of Crossing the Boundary: Stories of Jewish Leaders of Other Spiritual Paths and has a psychotherapy practice in Rockland County. Alan is the president of the Advisory Board of Stony Point Center.

Sister Sharifa Vernice Meytung is a haijin (a writer of haiku poetry), teacher and lay religious leader. Her craft and charism speaks of ancestral memory, philosophy, rituals, love, politics, spirituality, history and herstory. Through community storytelling, she creates collectively with other artists, activists, and everyday people to transform our singular truths, into a shared human experience.

This session is a part of the ‘Living into a New Normal’ series, a weekly gathering that the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center has created to explore the potential worlds that the COVID19 pandemic reveals. Using the lenses of our religious and spiritual traditions, our experiences of intentional community and mutual aid, and our connection to intersectional movements for justice and peace, we will try to understand and imagine how to harness this difficult time to live into a shared journey toward a new normal that will bring justice and peace for all. Please join us on this journey!

Click more information about the series, and a listing of all the events.