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In this four-part series, you will get to explore a Black Trans Liberation Theology through the lens of J Mase III, co-editor of the Black Trans Prayer Book. Part history lesson on the connections between white supremacy, colonization and transantagonism and part exegesis that centers the divinity of Black Trans people, this is a space rooted in liberation. Participants in this course can expect to: 1. Look at affirming scriptures in the Bible & Koran 2. Understand what it means to be invested in white supremacist theologies as well as the implications 3. Identify ways to divest from violent theologies 4. Begin understanding how to invest in Black Trans Liberation theologies.
Who is this for: Anyone invested in Liberation Theologies. Those seeking to dismantle white supremacy. Those interested in the relationship between racial justice and trans/non-binary identities.
J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle, by way of Philly. He is the author of “If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around”, as well as “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment, and Inappropriate Jokes about Death”.
As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others.
He is the founder of awQward, the first ever trans and queer people of color specific talent agency. Currently, he is co-editing The #BlackTransPrayerBook with awQward artist Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi.
As a performer, he has shared stages with world renowned artists like Chuck D and the Indigo Girls. His work and musings have been featured on MSNBC, NBC OUT, Essence Live, Atlanta Black Star, GO Magazine, Believe Out Loud, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, Upworthy, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, the Root, the Huffington Post and more.