Movement in Faith Projects
Through authentic connection and direct action, Movement In Faith strives to support communities of faith in identifying their intersection of faith and social justice and be a positive faith presence in justice work.
miles of melanin
miles of melanin is a travel grant for artists and activist to attend social justice conferences, symposiums, workshops, organizing intensives, and retreats. It is modeled after the benefactors that funded the artists and activist of the Harlem renaissance era such as Zora Neale Hurston. Their funding made it possible for artists and activists of this era to take anthropological journeys that nourished their work.
miles of melanin is a project conceived by Vahisha Hasan, Xan West, and Yvette Blair Lavallais.
Resipiscence Lenten Devotional
“Resipiscence” is defined as “a change of mind or heart, reformation, a return to a sane, sound, or corrected view or position” (Merriam-Webster). The contributors within these pages are absolutely calling for a change of both mind and heart in the way we love or do not love our neighbor, a reform in oppressive structural institutions, and in light of the national political tone, a resolute call for a return to a corrected view of what and who made, makes, and will make this country great.
Edited and conceived by Vahisha Hasan and Nichola Torbett.
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.
Vahisha Hasan will be teaching an online course in Implicit Bias: Racial Awareness Training starting in March 2019. Learn more and register online now
Movement in Faith was founded by Vahisha Hasan, a faith-rooted organizer working at the intersections of faith, social justice, and mental health. Movement in Faith is a project of Transform Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. She is a powerful public speaker, transformative facilitator, and social justice trainer, with a deeply prophetic voice and imagination for how faith communities can be an active part of collective liberation.
She is an Assistant Professor of Human Services at Memphis Center for Urban and Theological Studies (MCUTS) and serves as Director of the Mental Health Advocacy Institute which seeks to destigmatize mental health in faith communities. She is also writing the curriculum for the addition of a bachelor’s degree program in Applied Psychology.
Vahisha holds a dual Master’s of Divinity and Master’s of Mental Health Counseling with an Education Specialist Certification from Gardner-Webb University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Interpersonal Organization from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.