Today marks twenty-four days until the Reflection and Resistance: Anarchism and Christianity X gathering at Area 15 in Charlotte, NC. Register to attend so you can get in on all the good stuff below.
New music: Jon Felton and his Soulmobile, Leron Simeon
Led by Jon Felton, the Soulmobile includes Gabriel Echeverri (fiddle, formerly of Lesser Beggars), Amy Fabbri (mountain dulcimer), Pappy Miller (banjo), Jake Compton (bass/mandolin), and BJ Lewis (drums and anything else). Together, they make music that is decreasingly dependent on “the grid” and increasingly dependent on the Spirit. The band makes its home in western Maryland, headquartered in Frostburg, where they live, work, pray, and scheme. They have made treasured friends at great small shows, and have toured as part of PAPA festival, Cornerstone Festival, the Jesus for President tour, the NYC Anarchist Book fair, Collapse House Winter Gathering, and Come Alive-a-Thon.
Leron Simeon is the stage name of Cheronne Williams, a musician/songwriter/artist, originally from Toledo, Ohio and current resident in Charlotte, NC. Leron started writing/songwriting at the age of 12 and has since been avid and creative with the goal of inspiring individuals though music and uniqueness of sound. Leron Simeon can be translated roughly to “hear my song”: Simeon deriving from Hebrew and with Leron deriving from the french tongue. As a new artist, Leron paves his own road to set new ventures for his music and others, making his way slowly into the chill-wave, alternative, techno, electronica, and ambient styles of music.
Our speakers list has grown since our last update, and we are pleased to announce the following additions:
- Nancy Ellett Allison: senior pastor at Holy Covenant United Church of Christ
- Monica Embrey: Grenpeace field organizer for North Carolina
- Dian Griffith Jackson: senior minister of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, Rockingham
- Justin Jacobs: grassroots organizer with Croatan Earth First!
- Katie Klein: creator of the wretch planner and resource guide
- Mark Van Steenwyk: writer, speaker, grassroots educator and co-founder of the Missio Dei
Share your resources
In addition to the bartering area, there are also opportunities to table at the Jesus Radicals gathering. Spaces are limited so please e-mail conference @ jesusradicals . com if you are part of a group that would like to share your resources and you have already registered to attend. Our resource-sharing organizers will follow up with you.
Support the gathering
We cannot pull this gathering off without your help. This year, our primary costs will be speaker travel ($1,021.38 at the time of this post), with additional expenses for musicians, outreach and other costs. Please help us make our tenth anniversary a fully-funded one by visiting the gathering giving page.
—Reflection and Resistance artwork by outreach working group members Jesce Walz and Nekeisha AB