JOIN THE REVOLUTIONARY REVEREND Lynice Pinkard FOR THIS AMAZING AND INSPIRING EVENT!
In our time together, we will explore sites of ritual and artistic production, spiritual resistance and consciousness, life possibility and creation for the here and now that make for an alternate then and there.
Reverend Lynice Pinkard was born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. At 14, she came out as a lesbian. At 15, she moved to the Bay Area with her parents and finished high school at Skyline High School in Oakland, California. At 16, she left the Bay Area to attend college at a Historically Black College, Hampton University, in Virginia. As a result of her rich heritage in the A.M.E. Church and the witness of her parents’ commitment to social justice, Lynice developed an early and keen sensitivity to the ways in which disparities of power and forms of oppression affect the quality of the lives of people in America and around the world.
She is a veteran of many racial, economic, and LGBTQ justice struggles, the AIDS epidemic, and the struggle to address root causes of community gun violence. She was also the Associate Pastor of First Congregational Church of Oakland for seven years and the Senior Pastor for one.