Quakers for Peace and Justice Webinar Series

Please scroll down for information on our July webinar “All New, All Different? A history of race and the American Superhero” featuring Allan Austin.

North Branch Meeting is offering a series of webinars. Each will focus on a different issue that is of current concern based on Quaker beliefs in Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Equalitiy, and Sustainability.

The “Supporting our Transgender Neighbors” webinar is free of charge.

Registration is required for each webinar. All that is required is your name and email address.


What we will be talking about:

Description: Join us for a fascinating, educational discussion about issues of social justice affecting transgender people.
Would you like to improve your foundational knowledge and skills to be better able to welcome and support our transgender friends, family, and neighbors?
Would you like to know more about the legal and cultural landscape transgender people navigate every day – and what could be done to improve it?

Our Guest Panel will be

Spencer Bergstedt is a consultant, public speaker, educator, and author specializing in LGBTQ workplace, health care, and educational inclusion issues. Spencer has been advocating for LGBTQ people for over 30 years. His work on transgender legal issues has garnered him an international reputation for both scholarly theory and practical application. Spencer’s work has impacted birth certificate and driver’s license policies, youth participation in after-school activities, and self-help legal information for trans people throughout the US. His lived experience as a transman combined with his legal expertise and executive leadership roles bring a unique breadth of understanding to his clients. Spencer is an engaging presenter who fosters greater understanding on the topic of gender diversity in an open and supportive manner.

Lyndsey Sickler (Lynz) is 44 years old, non binary, and uses They/Them pronouns. They identify as queer, poly, kinky, body and sex positive and have over 20 years experience with advocacy, community and resource support work for TLGBQIA+ youth and young adults, 25 and under.

Alexandra St James
Grace and Face, Class and Sass the Force of Nature that is Alexandra St. James will leave you breathless. This Activist, Actress, Artist will leave all spellbound as she challenges your views on various topics. Alexandra has been a fixture in the LGBTQ+ community for more than 20 years. She has been active in fundraising for various charitable causes and uses her time to educate and entertain the masses.
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fHCMtgStRZ-KjlNrBCJhsg

Racial Justice and Superheroes

Jul 22, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Allan Austin, PhD

History of Race and the American Superhero, which explores evolving American conversations about race through superhero comic books, cartoons, and film.

Allan Austin, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Misericordia University. His publications include work on film, television, and superhero popular culture in American history. He has just published, with Dr. Patrick Hamilton, All New, All Different?: A History of Race and the American Superhero, which explores evolving American conversations about race through superhero comic books, cartoons, and film. He has also published books on Japanese American, Asian American, and Quaker history.

He joined the North Branch Friends Meeting in 2001.

The webinar if free. Registration is required. You will be asked for your name and email. Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dvQhb1K-Q9CSthUj0_pxgw