Guest Speaker- Rev. Leah Burns

Rev. Burns is a faith-rooted activist…in ministry seeking justice and inclusion so that the United Methodist Church can live into its pronouncements in the Book of
Discipline to be inclusive, multiracial and multicultural. Rev. Burns seeks to cultivate racial literacy in churches and in the community
bringing people together from disparate back to foster new relationships. She does this by creating tools and leading workshops, seminars, book studies, discussions, and Bible studies. She has developed resources in each the four dimensions of racism: Internalized racism, Interpersonal racism, Institutional racism, and Systemic racism (based on Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation).