The 50th Annual Dwight & Ardis Michener
Michener Lecture & Seminars
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Luncheon • 11:30 am
Lecture & Seminars • 1 pm – 4 pm
Orlando Friends Meetinghouse • 316 E. Marks St., Orlando, Florida 32803
“From Fear & Scarcity to Hope & Abundance: Confronting & Transforming the Giant Triplets of Racism, Materialism, and Militarism”
We are living in a unique and pivotal moment in history, where massive change is occurring and huge dangers loom: environmental, economic, and socio-political. Many nations, including ours, are enveloped by the politics of fear and scarcity, with increasing anger, despair, and isolation. How do we, as Friends and as people of faith and courage, understand and address the contradictions between the current narrative and reality in this nation and the promise of hope and abundant love that grounds us? This lecture will confront the “Giant Triplets of Racism, Materialism, and Militarism” that Dr. Martin Luther King described, while shining a light on “Tikkun Olam” — the work of healing, repairing, and transforming the world as we seek to be spiritually grounded, faithfully led, and active in the struggle for justice.
Brian Corr has spent the last three decades working on issues of peace and justice. He is a member of the Friends Meeting of Cambridge (MA) and has served in various capacities with AFSC, both nationally and in the New England region.
Among many other commitments to his community, Brian serves on the boards of the Police Review & Advisory Board for the City of Cambridge (Exec. Secretary), Cambridge Peace Commission (Exec. Director), the National Association for the Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (President), ACLU of Massachusetts, the Haiti Development Studies Center, and the José Mateo Ballet Theatre, a unique ballet organization with innovative programming that ensures dance is meaningful and accessible to all parts of the community.
Brian graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a BA in Russian Literature and Language, and completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School: Negotiation and Leadership Course.