Knee on My Neck: Slavery’s Ghost

A Program of Roots & Branches: Programs For Spiritual Growth, in Collaboration with the Reparations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Co-Sponsored by Rural & Migrant Ministry Inc.

Since the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Abery, protests have sprung up across the country demanding real change. Is this the time for that change? Is this the moment that will lead to a lasting difference? It CAN be. Let’s not let it slip by.

Embedded in the institution of slavery are principles that are the foundation of successive oppressive institutions in American culture today. Join us in this five-part webinar series to explore, understand, and strategize ways of transforming those corrupt principles intended to benefit a few, into life-affirming policies for the good of all.

Knee on Neck: Slavery’s Ghost uses lectures, videos, and other supportive resource materials to help prepare participants generate plans and strategies for parishes, the diocese, and the wider church embody and bear witness to policies and actions that affirm, support, and celebrate all.

First Meeting: Juneteenth June 19th 7pm to 8:30 pm
Subsequent Meetings: Wednesdays June 24, July 1st, 8th, and 15th 7pm – 8:30pm

***Participants must commit to participating in the whole series – as it is cumulative

Register Here: www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/knee/2020-06-19/

Created by the Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah TSSF, Founder and Director of Roots & Branches, and assisted by the Rev. Chuck Kramer, Rector of St James, Hyde Park & Member of Reparations Comm.

Date: 
Jun 19 2020 - 7:00pm