American Racism on Peace & Justice Wednesday, Jan 15 at 9am.
Written by Tom Walker on Saturday, January 11, 2020
This Wednesday, January 15 at 9am, our guest will be Shirley Bascom, President of the Venice Interfaith Community Association. She’ll talk about their new series, American Racism: Yours, Mine and Ours Part II.
2020 Winter Series
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
790 S Tamiami Trail, Venice
Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our 2020 Winter Series, American Racism: Yours, Mine and Ours Part II. We kick off the series on January 20 with our annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. More information can be found on each program in our Announcements section. We look forward to seeing you there!
January 20, 2020, Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Dr. John Walker, Pastor, Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
January 27, 2020, “Racism 101:America’s Most Challenging Issue”
Dennis Davis, Diversity Consultant
February 3, 2020, “Providing an Equitable and Entitled Education for All Children”
Dr. Vera Blake , Principle of Falls Church High School, VA (retired)
February 10, 2020, “Decarceration Through a Community-Oriented Criminal Justice System”
Carlton T. Mayers, II, Mayers Strategic Solutions, LLC, and Southern Poverty Law Center Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform Program
February 17, 2020, “Discrimination in Environmental Law: All Are Not Equally Protected”
Jeanne Zokovitch Paben, Attorney at Law, Sarasota, FL
February 24, 2020, “Personal Responsibility for Communal Transformation”
Rev. Darlene Garner, Spiritual Leader, Metropolitan Community Church (retired)
A Warm Welcome!
Founded in 2004, the Venice Interfaith Community Associationwas born from the observation that our community was expanding, not only in size, but in diversity. Although many Christian denominations were represented in the Venice area there was no group that embraced the growing populations of other faiths as well. When faith-based organizations coordinate their efforts, they can be a powerful force for community betterment and mutual understanding and respect.
Venice Interfaith promotes the development of a local culture which reflects the love, understanding and support of and between all community members as taught by all of the faith traditions represented in our society. Both individual and institutional members are welcomed.