The Weaponization of Spirituality Panel Discussion

Prior to the opening performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Sheparda panel of experts will discuss spiritual violence and its connection to physical violence targeting LGBTQ+ people. Queerphobic spiritual violence is so pervasive that it can almost be difficult to see.  Naming this violence and characterizing its impact is an imperative first step toward change and healing.

Rev. Liz Edman,  Moderator, Priest, Political Strategist, AVP Board Member and author of Queer Virtue

Beverly Tillery, Executive Director, NYC Anti-Violence Project

The Rev. Matthew Welsch, Priest and Director, Youth and Community Care, Trinity Church Wall Street

Tabytha Gonzalez, Associate Human Rights Specialist and Transgender Liaison, NYC Commission on Human Rights