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Be the Bridge for Boston Part 2: Housing Justice
March 4 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This spring, UniteBoston is hosting a 5-part speaker series to help people understand various initiatives that are happening in Greater Boston towards systemic racial justice and nurture friendships across churches for accountability and support in actively working towards reconciliation, equity, and justice in our day-to-day lives.
In this second session, Traction ministry’s Leslie Moore, Carla Booker and Laura Mitchell will be addressing the question of the Church’s role in the housing injustice crisis by sharing their stories and experiences. The conversation aims to show real life ways to put theoretical values into action as we are led by God’s Spirit.
There is no cost to attend, but all donations will go to bless our guest speakers. Please join us and help to spread the word!
Leslie Moore is a full-time urban missionary who moonlights as a social entrepreneur, real estate investor and non-profit consultant. At the core, Leslie is devoted to caring for and bringing hope to members of communities who experience significant challenge, oppression, poverty and isolation. Twelve years ago, Leslie founded and launched a network of houses and individuals who support adults in transition. This network has expanded from the Greater Boston area into Rhode Island. It is a ministry of Central Square Church in Cambridge and goes by the name of Traction. See www.tractionlife.org for more info.
Carla Booker is a leader on the management team of a local nonprofit that serves children in their earliest stages of development who are displaying signs of emerging mental health needs. In this role, she’s invited into the lives and the sacred stories of both families and supervisees. As a Traction Ministry partner and member of Neighborhood Church of Dorchester, Carla leads in radically sharing her home with the goal of self-sufficiency and home ownership for those who have been marginalized. Carla brings her deep compassion and boldness of vision to community and political organizing to push back against gentrification and mass incarceration as well as other movements that devalue the contributions and humanity of black and brown people.
Laura Mitchell serves on staff at Central Square Church in Children’s Ministry and admin support for Traction Ministry. In partnership with Leslie and Carla, Laura has shared life, resources and her network of relationships with over 30 people over the past 10 years in the context of community living. She bears witness to God’s miraculous multiplication when we in faith offer our lives and resources to others.