Wesley Morris, SVA’s Director of Frontline Fund Programs and Strategies and Pastor of Greensboro’s Faith Community Church, was featured in the Pickin’ For Progress video series.

“You can’t really truly lead when you haven’t honestly taken a full account of a real traumatic event in the history of the city,” he said, on the city of Greensboro’s response to the Greensboro Massacre.

Watch the full interview to hear how Wesley has embraced the wisdoms of his elders and how to do the deep work of engaging young voters.

“Pickin’ for Progress” is hosted by Joe Troop, the frontman of “latingrass” sensation Che Apalache. Through the summer and this fall, Joe will be rambling across the state of NC illuminating important progressive voices, sharing songs and having conversations. Videos will go up every Wednesday on VoteNC.org leading up to the elections on November 3rd. Episode 6 features Pastor Wesley Morris of Greensboro’s Faith Community Church and the legendary Reverend Nelson Johnson of the Beloved Community Center.

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