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Shattered Lives: Reverend LA McCrae of the National Conference for Community and Justice

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice”

Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives.

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Join the discussion with Rev. LA McCrae and one of the interns about how the Anytown Leadership Institute and Youth Establishing Strength campaigns work to transform lives.

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The mission of The National Conference for Community and Justice is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America. Originally established in 1929 as a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

For the past 80 years, educators, corporate leaders, community organizations, government officials and faith leaders have recognized the NCCJ of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts as a powerful resource for addressing issues of diversity and social justice.

Through it’s adult and youth programming, the NCCJ works with students, teachers, clergy, corporate and civic leaders to facilitate workshops, develop curriculum, convene race relations and inter-religious dialogues, and provide consulting on challenges related to bias, bigotry and racism.

Rev. L.A. McCrae, M.Div.

 Rev. L.A. McCrae is “an advocate for all persons who live on the periphery of society.” L.A.’s self-designed project as a recipient of the Fund for Theological Education Ministry Fellowship focused on issues of Black, Lesbian, Same-Gender Loving Womyn who had been excluded from main-line Protestant Churches. L.A. has taken a personal interest in creating a Black female bodied, masculine energied, trans fraternity to craft a safe-environment for young Black queers in the lifestyle and questioning their sexual identity. L.A. embodies the lifestyle, androgyny, personalities, and commitment to justice as James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, and Audre Lorde. She is a Co-Founder and Senior Consultant of ThreeSisters Consulting

Reverend L.A. McCrae seeks to create the Beloved Community and educate the community regarding these important and pressing issues. A theologian and pastor, Rev. McCrae seeks to challenge the status quo and bring light to this issues of darkness pervading the community. As a facilitator, Rev. McCrae, known affectionately as “L.A.” or “Rev. Latte” has worked engaging groups of all ages, races, national identities, and sexual orientations.

She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Wesley Theological Seminary.  Among many other honor societies, L.A. is most proud to be a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She was selected as a 2008 Ministry Fellow from the Fund for Theological Education a highly competitive opportunity. Additionally, L.A. was selected as a 2009-2010 recipient of the World Communion National Fellowship from the General Board of Global Ministries.

L.A. has served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Outreach Ministries for five churches – United Methodists of Dundalk and Edgemere (UMODE). She continues to work as an advocate for social justice as the Co-Founder and Senior Consultant of ThreeSisters Consulting. This spring, Laura will be a participant and workshop leader at many upcoming conferences dealing with the intersectionality of gender, class, race, and theology. Currently, L.A. is the Director of Youth Programs at the National Conference for Community and Justice. She works to empower youth voice and institute change on the macro, mesa, and micro-levels. L.A., known as “revlatte” by her youth, tirelessly fights for radical inclusion, social justice, and prophetically bringing forth the love of the Most High Divine here on earth.

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www.nccj.org

www.youthsayyes.org

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