JUST SAY IT - S01 E12 - Leo Mercer, Mercer Brotherhood, Part II
JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.
This is part two of a 5 part series talking with a man named Leo Mercer. He was born and raised in Oakland CA and we met each other in the midst of some restorative/social justice work we were both involved around 2010. He’s become a leader of his generation, an advocate for the value of his own life and the value of black lives in general. He is a musician, founder of the Mercer Brotherhood and a Mentor at DetermiNation Black Mens Group. He is featured in the documentary The Lost Element.
Leo is a bright light in a messy world. I’m better for knowing him.
About Jen SluMac:
Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Jen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio here