Minister Ken Brown, Jr. (aka “Analysis”)

MC-ing for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, in 2007 in the House of Blues, Chicago

Ken Brown, also known as the spoken word artist Analysis, is an activist, poet, minister, organizer, consultant and educator striving to empower people to do justice, end oppression and transform society!  He is a former staff member of the Center for New Community, organizing against nativist anti-immigrant hate.  He is the past Minister for Youth and Young Adult Empowerment, Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ.  In this capacity he encouraged young people to understand their faith journeys as ones that called them to work for justice–to make this “on earth as it is in heaven.”  Additionally, he worked with adults in the development of our young leaders.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ken studied Public Communication at the American University.  He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University, where he was honored to receive the Dean’s Award for academic excellence and the Vernon Johns Preaching Award, given to the graduating senior whose homiletics best exemplify the prophetic justice preaching and teaching of Rev. Vernon Johns.  He worked in Lesotho, Southern Africa, on anti-apartheid, labor and development issues, and was a high school educator, both in the classroom setting and as an advisor on college preparation.  He has been active in a wide variety of justice issues, including anti-racism, economic justice, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, public education, combating environmental racism, and more.   A confessed soccer junkie <smile>, Ken enjoys various sports as a player, coach and spectator, as well as music, spoken word, social-cultural studies, and photography!

 

[Dec. 10, 2011]  It’s Human Rights Day!  This commemorates the creation of the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights.  For more info, please go to http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2011/ .  Peace!

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