Amanda Poppei

Our Life Together, Intentionally

What does it mean to be intentional about our shared community life? How do we show up in this space in a way that welcomes all, that makes space for different identities and experiences, and that honors our diversity while also celebrating our shared values? … read more.

Don’t Just Dream, Organize

11:30, This MLK weekend, join Amanda in a reflection on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–not his legacy of beautiful words and inspiring vision, but his legacy of long-term, community-based organizing. How do we take our intentions to build a better … read more.

Don’t Just Dream, Organize

9:30, This MLK weekend, join Amanda in a reflection on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–not his legacy of beautiful words and inspiring vision, but his legacy of long-term, community-based organizing. How do we take our intentions to build a better … read more.

Should We Keep Hope Alive?

What does it mean to have hope in the world today? Is it a good idea–or even possible? Amanda will explore the interaction of lamentation, solidarity, and that elusive hope, drawing on the work of Miguel de la Torre and others. Music from the WES … read more.

An (Over?)Abundance of Emotions

9:30 & 11:30am. Most of us have emotional reactions all the time–sadness, anger, fear, joy. Frequently, those reactions are part of not just our private lives, but how we interact in the world & with systemic oppression.

Courage to Be Ourselves

We often have to hide parts of our selves, either because they are explicitly unwelcome or because we imagine them to be so. Amanda will share stories of the courageous among us, who have found ways to be fully themselves, despite all odds. Music from … read more.