How do we bring our faith into an active call towards justice and liberation? Using a popular Bible/Koran story, we’ll investigate the many ways we are channels of God and how to use that energy to do the work that needs to be done. Through poems and scripture, we’ll prepare ourselves to be active participants in our faith.

J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet and educator based in Seattle, by way of NYC. Coming from a Christian & Muslim family, he is co-editor of the forthcoming #BlackTransPrayerBook, with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others. He is the founder of awQward, the first ever trans and queer people of color specific talent agency. Check him out at and donate to the work of the #BlackTransPrayerBook via GoFundMe and on PayPal!