As previously reported, a historic conference at Temple University intended to guide and radicalize activists in #BlackLivesMatter was held from January 8-10, 2016 in Philadelphia. We are going to post videos from the panels that have just become available online. Tune in next week for further coverage of this historic conference.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. His ideas of liberation theology are derived from the writings of Rev. James Cone of Union Theological Seminary. Wright was brought to the national spotlight in the 2008 election when Fox News quote-mined a sermon of his about 9/11 to portray then-Sen. Obama as a demagogue and radical.
Rev. Dr. Renee McKenzie is Vicar the Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia. She earned degrees from University of Pennsylvania (BS), Temple University (MA, PhD), Palmer Theological Seminary (MDiv) and The General Theological Seminary (Diploma in Anglican Studies). She serves as a Chaplain at Temple University.