United Methodist Women
October 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event is open to all and is FREE!
The goal is to begin an in-depth conversation on race, systemic racism, and racial justice, ideally to be continued in our individual churches and communities.
The day's discussion will address specifically how the individual race of each of us has impacted each life…and review the key racial justice issues in our communities. Consider these topics as you prepare for a day of candid introspection and evaluation and ensuing positive actions.
As United Methodist Women we are sisters with a vibrant and demanding PURPOSE and we strive to implement that purpose: to put Faith, Hope and Love into Action…. But racism is an ugly thing. It is systemic, woven into the very fabric of our nation, and by its insidious nature racism often rears its ugly head, catching us unawares and derailing us from that purpose.
Born in Guyana, South America, Ms. Rosheuvel has worked in the fields of international development and gender rights at the Tahirih Justice Center, Women for Women International, and Episcopal Relief and Development, and has served as executive director/organizer at Families for Freedom, a New York-based network of immigrants resisting mass incarceration and deportation. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship fulfilled in South Africa where Rosheuvel documented the work of social movements organized by migrants, shack dwellers and other working class activists. She lectures on migration and crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and serves on the boards of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University and a master’s degree in conflict resolution from the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.
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