Gathering Voices: Rev Julian DeShazier–“neighbor” as a verb and not simply a noun

Rev. Julian discusses how the pandemic is affecting his community on Chicago’s south side and how he believes this crisis is an opportunity to think of the word “neighbor” as a verb and not simply a noun. As a national speaker, advocate and emcee, Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier has appeared on ABC, FOX, NPR and Dr. Maya Angelou’s “Oprah & Friends” radio program. J.Kwest is also an Emmy Award-winning musician, featured in the video “Strange Fruit,” a commemoration of the Billie Holiday song and a meditation on racial violence. The Chicago native and graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Chicago Divinity School is a 2020 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and was also recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of “40 Under 40” leaders in Chicago. Music:…

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