Last week a delegation from the Black Lives Matter movement joined with activist groups based in Rio de Janeiro for a series of events under the name “Julho Negro” or “Black
Cleveland Action a social justice organization dedicated to human rights advocacy needs locally & globally through community organizing and activism.
Founded in 2014 in response to the egregious killing of 12-year old Tamir Elijah Rice and other cases of state sanctioned and racialized violence in Cleveland, OH.
Rev. Middleton is actively engaged in social justice issues domestically and throughout the diaspora. Her advocacy work addresses systemic cultures of violence and racism against marginalized communities from Charleston, SC and Cleveland, OH to Hebron, Palestine and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She founded and organized Cleveland Action, a bridge organization and resource in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in response to the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice. She is a preacher, poet, social critic and community organizer committed to actualizing the vision of a Beloved community. (Attention: Cleveland Action is now managed by a fiscal sponsor)
Rev. Middleton, a passionate preacher and keynote, has been invited to share this vision and message of faith, love and justice in diverse settings across the world including the World Council of Churches Forum on Peace and Justice in Trondheim, Norway; National Council of Churches; The Carter Center; Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference; Ecumenical Advocacy Days; Churches Uniting in Christ; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; and as a part of a United Nations delegation addressing U.S. drug policies and mass incarceration.
mentor young adults and lead community in the struggle for social justice with deep compassion and clear resolve is to be commended. May all of us be inspired by her example.
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Waltrina Middleton, founder of Cleveland Action and an ordained United Church of Christ minister, appeared on Faithfully Podcast to discuss how forced narratives of forgiveness dominated media coverage of a racist
“We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly…I can never be what I ought to be unless you are what you ought to be.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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