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Faith & Life Group: The Life of Harriet A. Jacobs
- Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
- Time: 5:30pm–6:30pm EST
- Location:via Zoom
Our neighbor, Harriet A. Jacobs was an African American woman enslaved in the U.S. who harnessed her spiritual power to navigate her way to freedom. Harriet’s boarding house is located on Story Street, and is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery here in Cambridge. We acknowledge that Harriet’s prophetic life is one that needs deeper grounding and contemplation, as we continue learning how to practice truth telling in racial justice and healing among our communities. This group is open to all those who wish to learn more about Harriet’s influence, leadership, and, most importantly, vision for freedom for all. No previous knowledge of her life is needed to join this group. This will be a space where we engage in Lectio Divina and through the weeks together we will weave the grief, concerns, darkness, light, and hope that racial justice and healing embody in a community. We hope this will be just the beginning of casting a vision for reparations rooted in spiritual practices.
Leaders: Ahmaad Edmund and Carla Arevalo Carbejal
Zoom Dial-In: +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 889 6763 5614, Passcode: 596011