How do we unleash courage in our lives and in the world … and what happens when we actually do? How do we summon the courage to change in our personal, interior lives and in our shared, public lives?

This talk will center on courage and change, powerful forces that are, I believe, connected. How do we unleash courage in our lives and in the world … and what happens when we actually do? How do we summon the courage to change in our personal, interior lives and in our shared, public lives?

About the speaker

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is the Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality and a minister in the United Church of Christ. She has been active in the LGBTQ movement since 2004 and founded CSE in 2011. She has written widely about LGBTQ issues in the South and is the author of a short story collection titled DAMN LOVE. Jasmine is also a County Commissioner in Buncombe County, NC. She grew up in North Carolina and lives with her wife, Meghann, and their son in Asheville.

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"Courage resides in each of us. It’s a deep and ever-replenishing reservoir, not unlike love. Over the course of our lives we will be called upon to act from a place of courage again, again, and again." — Jasmine Beach Ferrara

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