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Teach-In, Act Out! A Forum on Faith and Freedom

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Watch Program from MLK Sunday, January 15:

Agenda & Digital Toolkit of Program including Why Notebook?

You are invited to grab a pen and paper for supplies to use alongside the Digital Toolkit.

Click to Download Toolkit (PDF)

Click to Download slides from Rev. Nichols’ presentation (PDF)

Gallery Walk Images:

Click on each photo to see full size. As you observe each photo, write down a reflection in response to this question:

How does your body feel as you reflect on this photo?

Emotions? Thoughts?

Companion Musical Playlist:

About Teach In, Act Out!:

Following worship on MLK Sunday, January 15, Riverside hosted Teach-In, Act Out! A Forum on Faith and Freedom to learn how to turn our faith into action by learning how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shapes social justice movements today. Led by Rev. Karlos Nichols, a collaborator from the Children’s Defense Fund New York, the program highlighted historical Black moments that moved us forward and showed how we can see ourselves in the present time moving our communities forward. The program included time for reflection, grounding, spirit-chants, and a reflection by Rev. Nichols’ titled, “A Liturgy of Liberation: The Mass Meeting as Sanctuary for Public Faith in Action.”

About Rev. Karlos Nichols, M.Ed, M.A.

Rev. Karlos Nichols (he/him/his) is an ordained minister and educator from Memphis, TN, who works with organizations to create spaces for reimagination that lead to the flourishing of all persons. Karlos’s research interrogates the interdependence of religion, education, and policy in the lives of Black children. His philosophy is that education and religious influence serve as grounding for all policies that impact the lives of black children.  He is an advocate for children’s autonomy and pedagogical liberation for both black students and teachers. Karlos believes that the liberation of children from oppressive systems and structures should be paramount to the communal understanding of justice and equity. Karlos is an ordained minister and served in multiple capacities with congregations such as Associate Pastor, Minister of Worship and Arts, Youth Pastor, and Denominational leader.


January 15
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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