Conversations We Should Be Having

Wednesday, November 16th, 7pm
North Church, Portsmouth (UCC)
2 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Her: Tanisha Johnson, Co-Founder of Seacoast Black Lives Matter, Empowered Activist, and Community Leader
Him: Chief Elliot Moya, Elliot Police Department, Unassuming Leader, and Proponent of Community Policing

Together, they are engaging hard truths, staying in the room, and forging deeper connection while talking honestly about race and justice. 

What lessons do they have for communities of faith, and congregations? 
What does “unity” really mean?
How does coming from a place of empathy change the conversation?
What does Love require of those of us trying to do this work in our own faith communities?

This event will be hybrid!  Live streaming details forthcoming. We hope to see you there.

Meet Tanisha

Empowered activist. Community service leader. Racial justice organizer

Tanisha Johnson is passionate about dismantling anti-Blackness and has worked steadily in upraising empowerment for women, youth and people of color. As the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Seacoast, her work demands an investment in education, social services, enhancing the health of black people and away from exploitative forces such as law enforcement, jail and prisons. Tanisha currently is the Child and Family Services Director for Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, and lives in Exeter, NH.

Meet Elliot

Unassuming Leadership. Empathetic policing. Community commitment.

Unassuming Leadership. Empathetic policing. Community commitment.

Elliott Moya assumed the role of Chief of Police of Eliot, Maine in 2016.  He believes that advancing policing, in part, comes with a focus on the wellness of our officers, and sometimes, policing, in the traditional sense, isn’t always the most effective way to solve problems in communities. Rather, empathy, understanding, and partnerships can have incredible effectiveness.

Co-Sponsored by the NH and Maine Councils of Churches

Our gratitude to the Rev. Jennifer Mazur, and North Church for their hospitality, and collaboration.