Strength To Love Project

The Strength To Love Project, consists of individuals (esp creatives) getting together to discuss social justice issues and engage in creative expression around the theme "Strength To Love". The film Selma, Dr. King's third book, "Strength to Love”, the #blacklivesmatter movement and other mediums will be used as material for these conversations. Participants are encouraged to create a piece(s) of art, poetry, music, film or civic engagement which they were inspired by, from those conversations. Its all capped off with a exhibition/performance of the pieces. 

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STRENGTH TO LOVE PROJECT   The Strength To Love Project, consists of individuals (esp creatives) getting together to discuss social justice issues and engage in creative expression around the theme "Strength To Love". The film Selma, Dr. King's third book, "Strength to Love”, the #blacklivesmatter movement and other mediums will be used as material for these conversations. Participants are encouraged to create a piece(s) of art, poetry, music, film or civic engagement which they were inspired by, from those conversations. Its all capped off with a exhibition/performance of the pieces.    In the wake of unarmed black males being killed, an increasingly tense racial climate, communities being burnt to the ground and two New York police officers being killed...many of us are finding it difficult to breathe. At a time like this we really need to muster up the "Strength to Love" that was exhibited by Dr. King and the civil rights workers in the 50's and 60's. This is why we chose the phrase, "Strength to Love" to be the central theme of this project. But what does having the "Strength to Love" mean for this generation? And what should be our creative and civic response? This is just an example of questions we are engaging during these discussions.    Project length: Jan 31 - March 28 On Saturday every week    This Project consists of creatives experiencing the theme "Strength to Love" through:    1. Dr. King's book "Strength to Love", the film “Selma”, #blacklivesmatter and other mediums.  2. Conversations that generate deeper creativity and greater understanding.  3. Creative expression on the theme. ie. art, poetry, music, film, dance or civic engagement 4. An exhibition/performance from participants at the close of the project.    Important Links:    1. www.thebelovemovement.com 2. Strength to Love FB Group 3. Selma Screening FB Event 4. Be Love. FB Page      Online video chat and phone-in option for individuals who are in other states or who can't make it in person.   Contact joshua@belove.com for more details.   

Course sessions

    Saturday January 31 2015

    6:45PM - 7:30PM (North Ave classroom)

    Discussion of the film "Selma". We will use the "Talking Circle" as the initial format for dialogue and move into an open conversation.    Note** This conversation will also be available online and call-in on Webex for 25 people

    Saturday February 14 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)

    1. Strength To Love Discussion    Chapter 1 - A tough mind and a tender heart    Chapter 2 - Transformed Nonconformist    2. Inspirational Medium    3. Creative Expression    Note** This conversation will also be available online and call-in on Webex for 25 people

    Saturday February 28 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)

    1. Strength To Love Discussion    Chapter 3: On Being a Good Neighbor   Chapter 4: Love in Action    2. Inspirational Medium    3. Creative Expression    Note** This conversation will also be available online and call-in on Webex for 25 people

    Saturday March 14 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)

    1. Strength To Love Discussion   Chapter 11: Our God is able    Chapter 12: Antidotes for Fear   2. Inspirational Medium    3. Creative Expression    Note** This conversation will also be available online and call-in on Webex for 25 people

    Saturday March 28 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (Off site)

    Exhibition/Performance

    Saturday February 21 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)

    1. Strength To Love Discussion   Chapter 9: Shattered Dreams   Chapter 10:  How should a Christian View Communism    2. Inspirational Medium    3. Creative Expression    Note** This conversation will also be available online and call-in on Webex for 25 people

    Saturday March 21 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)

    1. Strength To Love Discussion   Chapter 13: The Answer to a Perplexing Question   Chapter 14: Paul’s Letter to American Christians    Chapter 15: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence    2. Inspirational Medium    3. Creative Expression    Note** This conversation will also be available online and call-in on Webex for 25 people

    Saturday February 7 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)

    Saturday March 7 2015

    6:00PM - 8:00PM (North Ave classroom)