UPCOMING REPAIR MEETINGS
Until further notice, all REPAIR meetings will be conducted via Zoom.
MARCH, 2021: A QUEST FOR REDEMPTION. Meet poet and essayist J. Chester Johnson, author of the book Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation. Johnson will share the story of his own family's participation in one of America's most terrible episodes of racial violence, and he'll explain how he has worked to overcome this awful legacy--a tale with lessons for an entire nation that is grappling with the burdens of history. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled day and time, click here.
APRIL, 2021: PROBING OUR PAST. There's a growing awareness that slavery and systemic racism have profoundly shaped America's history, economics, and culture, not just in the South but throughout the country. More and more communities and organizations--including faith-based groups--are now researching their racial histories to better understand their stories and the responsibilities they bear for our common life. Join us to discuss how ordinary citizens can work with scholars and historians to delve into their communities' past and learn the sometimes painful lessons they can teach. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled day and time, click here.
MAY, 2021: THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN. This faith-based movement for racial and economic justice, led by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, is now organizing in the Hudson Valley. Learn about the policies it is fighting and what you can do to support the cause. Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
JUNE, 2021: THE HERESY OF RACISM. Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute, is a leading scholar and commentator on religion, politics, and culture. He'll join us to discuss his latest book White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity and what we must do to accelerate the overdue journey of our nation's churches from defending systemic racism to finally helping to dismantle it.