Living in the Tension Gathering 5/5

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, May 5th, we’ll be discussing what it means to be a representing or “token” member of a minority group within various social settings. What is it like to be the only trans person in the room? Or the only female? Or the only Christian? Or the only Asian? Do you feel a responsibility to represent your minority group? How do you deal with offensive or ignorant questions or comments? We will be meeting at 7pm in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Avenue.

If you’re available beforehand, we will meeting at Jerry’s Sandwiches on 5419 N Clark St. at 5:15pm to grab a bite to eat and hang out.

We hope to see you there!

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).