Enjoy our latest conversations and learn about our ongoing programs below.

Whether it’s a drumming webinar or a session on “creative activism,” Auburn webinars offer a unique, immersive invitational experience. Participants can attend in-person, online, or watch later at their convenience. We seek out teachers worldwide who in an hour or less can share the core of their teachings, and provide an opportunity for participants to ask hands-on questions.

Want to go deeper? Contact us to book a customized training.

WEBINAR: BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY OF DISABILITY

Thursday, May 31, 2018

KENDRICK KEMP had two major strokes in his twenties that impacted his life in profound ways. He talks with us about how his own life was changed by these events and how “disability” is an issue of deep impact for people of color, as well as the influence of his mentor, the late Dr. James Cone. Learn more about his story and his “Black Liberation Theology of Disability,” during this moving and insightful conversation. Auburn webinars offer a unique, immersive invitational experience. Participants may attend in-person, online, or watch later at their convenience.

WEBINAR: BRIDGING DIVIDES, EXPLORING METHODOLOGIES

Thursday, May 31, 2018

MIKE NICONCHUK is a Senior Researcher with the Boston-based organization Beyond Conflict, and will be sharing his insights into how neuroscience can help us understand each other across political and cultural spectrums. This webinar is part of a series curated by Auburn SVP Macky Alston on “bridging divides.” Auburn webinars offer a unique, immersive invitational experience. Participants may attend in-person, online, or watch later at their convenience.

WEBINAR: FAITH-ROOTED STORYTELLING AND PUBLIC NARRATIVE

Thursday, APRIL 5, 2018

Join us for a faith-rooted storytelling and public narrative workshop. Learn how “story” has served the great religious and social change movements throughout history. And discuss how telling your story can impact social change. This webinar is led by two gifted organizers from different faith traditions.

WEBINAR: BRIDGING DIVIDES, EXPLORING METHODOLOGIES WITH RACHEL BROWN

Thursday, MARCH 22, 2018

RACHEL BROWN is the Founder and Executive Director of Over Zero, which works to prevent and create long-term societal resilience to violence. She is the author of Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech and the Founder and former CEO of Sisi ni Amani Kenya.

WEBINAR: SOUND & FREQUENCY, PART II: DRUMMING WITH FARIDUDDIN FRED JOHNSON AND RONI PARNASS

Thursday, January 11, 2018

This is part II of a sound and frequency workshop taught by Fariduddin Fred Johnson, and co-led by instrumentalist Roni Parnass.

WEBINAR: BRIDGING DIVIDES, EXPLORING METHODOLOGIES WITH ANDREW HANAUER

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In this talk, Andrew Hanauer reminds us of The Golden Rule and the teachings of Matthew and The Torah, as key to bridging divides over long held resentments and misunderstandings.

Hanauer shares his expertise on how to bridge divides across beltway politics. He is the Director of the One America Movement, an organization founded by faith and community leaders in the aftermath of the 2016 election to address divisiveness in American society.

Enjoy part 3 of this 5 part series featuring leading practitioners in the field.

WEBINAR: BRIDGING DIVIDES, THE STORIES THAT WILL SAVE US, WITH MICHAEL MCRAY

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Michael McRay shares his unique experiences and insights around his work and storytelling vis-a-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and incarceration. He is an author, educator, and facilitator of storytelling.

WEBINAR: RACE, CLASS, AND DISASTER RELIEF

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Philander Smith College, an historically Black undergraduate school, teams with Auburn to discuss the phenomena of “disaster capitalism” — when local communities reeling from tragedy are often exploited for labor, while wealthy interests otherwise profit. This event comes in the wake of hurricane season, and is in anticipation of the the ongoing havoc related to climate change in our world. It is also meant to address the pressing needs of the most marginalized who are often impacted by disaster.

WEBINAR: BRIDGING DIVIDES, EXPLORING METHODOLOGIES WITH PARISA PARSA

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Parsa, of whatisessential.org, shares a case study on what her group calls, Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD) and how it can be used in faith-based and social service organizations.  

This is Part 1 of a 5 part series.

WEBINAR: CREATIVE ACTIVISM & YOU

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Are you an artist? Do you feel there’s something you want to express that could help society as a whole? What is it and how would you do it? These are questions Patricia Jerido, a trained social worker and consultant with over 30 years experience in social justice work, and Macky Alston, an acclaimed filmmaker and Auburn’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth, have been tackling.

Join us for a lively conversation– and learn how to channel your creativity into something powerful.

Tone, frequency, and breath are part of your innate power to heal yourself and others. Experience the healing of sound and frequency with Fariduddin Fred Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Director at Intersections,  while learning more about how sound works in our bodies.

Join us and learn about how, with sacred intention, to move through pain and experience greater joy.   

WEBINAR: COMBATTING LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION, CAITLIN BREEDLOVE – ON RE·SIL·IENCE

July 6, 2017

Caitlin, vice president of movement leadership at Auburn Seminary, has a wonderfully complex mind; in one breath she’ll reference seminal social activist Grace Lee Boggs — and Bogg’s notion of “dialectical humanism”– and in the next, bring her point home with insights into her own foibles as an organizer. This intelligence and authenticity make even being resilient and defeating loneliness and social isolation seem like problems that anyone can tackle.

WEBINAR: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES IS SHAPING BRAVE SPACES

June 30, 2017

Mickey’s own life experience, in her case of moving right to left, created in her a deep compassion, for herself– and others. She is a supervisor within Auburn’s Justice Ministry Program and is a womanist contemplative activist, healer, nonviolent direct action organizer and consultant.

WEBINAR: DIGITAL SECURITY 101 – DIGITAL SECURITY FOR ACTIVISTS

May 4, 2017

Auburn’s resident tech guru, Dan Greenman. As Director of Technology he’s seen it all in the realm of people’s various tech phobias and avoidances– and brings us up to speed to learns so easy ways to protect your and your organization’s data and reputation.

WEBINAR: DISMANTLING WHITE SUPREMACY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

April 26, 2017

Learn why white Americans resist engaging or even acknowledging systemic racial injustice, and how to help them get past that and work to dismantle racist patterns and systems with Rev. J.C. Austin in this webinar.

J.C. Austin

WEBINAR: THE JOHNSON AMENDMENT – WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO KNOW

March 6, 2017

Sally Steenland, former Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress, argues that now more than ever, we need the Johnson Amendment, which protects houses of worship from becoming, “one more cog in the political machine.” Watch this fascinating webinar to learn more about this lesser known but important law, why it may be in jeopardy, and what you can do about it.