Nov. 5th

Electric Church Of The Tambourine November 5th Annual Meeting
Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch (301 York st) Centennial Room. 
7-9pm. Meet & Greet 6-7pm. FREE & Open to All.

The annual November 5th meeting of the Electric Church Of The Tambourine aims to bring together socially minded groups and individuals to discuss current issues facing low income groups, and most importantly discuss possible solutions to these issues through education, organization, and community action, as well as educating a broader audience on fact versus myth of the effects of gentrification, charity-vs-equality, globalization, as well as issues and the consequences of leaving low income residents out of the decision making that directly affects these groups.

alexandra lutnick
Dr. alexandra lutnick is a senior research scientist for RTI International’s Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division. Her discussion will focus on domestic minor sex trafficking. alix will speak about how conventional depictions of domestic minor sex trafficking portray the youth involved monolithically and stereotypically. This widespread misunderstanding about sex trafficking results in ineffective and even harmful interventions. alix will examine the nuanced and complicated realities that facilitate youth involvement in sex trades, and highlight the various ways in which family, friends, policy, and the state are accountable to their circumstances. Using an anti-oppression lens, alix will also speak about emerging promising legal responses to this complex social issue.
alix is the author of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains(2016, Columbia University Press) and just completed a National Institute of Justice funded evaluation of theSan Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking.

Joshua Poe
Josh Poe is an author, urban planner and community organizer. In 2017 he authored and published the interactive story map, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville, KY, which received recognition from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in its effort to recognize best-in-class data visualizations. He is a pioneer in documenting how urban planning was weaponized to deny black communities access to generational wealth. His presentation will include a discussion of Louisville’s redlining map from 1938, racial capitalism, as well as look at using community organizing as a tool for making political demands to dismantle systems of oppression.

John King
Louisville artist, activist, and founder of The Electric Church Of The TambourineJohn King will speak about the history of and current efforts of the organization as well as the goals for the upcoming year, including the Pro-Social Initiative.

About the Organization
The Electric Church Of The Tambourine was founded in 2000 in the Smoketown Neighborhood of Louisville Kentucky as an effort to bring social change and equality for low income residents through music and community involvement. Current projects include the music series ‘Broken Bottles And Brickbats’ that produces socially minded albums by local artists and are available free of charge on our site and in local music stores.