Come home to Calvary
All are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person or virtually, a Teach-In on Reparations for African Americans in California and San Francisco, co-hosted by the San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition, Sherith Israel, and Third Baptist Church. Calvary Presbyterian Church, through its Faith In Action and Racial Equity Initiative teams, is also sponsoring this important event.
Learn more and RSVP via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teach-in-on-reparations-for-african-americans-in-california-and-sf-tickets-404187685247
Both the California State Task Force and the San Francisco Advisory Committee have been conducting listening sessions for Black Californians impacted by the legacy of slavery and continuing racism. This free educational program on September 18th is directed toward faith communities and the wider regional audience to learn about the important work of these groups and to increase understanding about the meaning and need for reparations. Since legislative effort at the federal level has stalled, the movement’s attention is growing and building at the state and local levels.
This event will take place in-person at our beautiful neighborhood synagogue, Sherith Israel on California Street at Webster, or virtually via livestream. Knowledgeable and exciting key speakers will be featured, along with facilitated break-out tables for meaningful discussion and community building, including a virtual option led by the Othering and Belonging Institute (Cal Berkeley).
• Dr. Shirley Weber – California Secretary of State and author of AB 3121 that established the California State Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans
• Dr. Theopia Jackson – Immediate Past President of The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), Inc., and Chair of the Clinical Psychology Degree Program at Saybrook University
• Eric McDonnell – Chair of the San Francisco Advisory Committee on Reparations for African Americans
• Dr. Rev. Amos Brown – Vice chair of the CA State Task Force, member of the San Francisco Advisory Committee on Reparations, and pastor of Third Baptist Church
The San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition was formed in 2016 by leaders of faith organizations and social activists who are committed to racial, social, and economic justice and to dismantling systemic racism. The Unity Coalition’s focus areas are: Criminal Justice and Prison Reform, Community and Economic Development, Health and General Welfare, and Civic Engagement. They work on bridging divides and building community through gatherings, political activism, and quarterly educational forums. Calvary’s Racial Equity Initiative team works closely with them.
Date/Time: September 18, 2022, 2-4 PM
In-person at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California Street in San Francisco:
• In-person presentations and Q&A, 2-3:30 pm
• Optional: In-person small break-out discussion tables, 3:30-4 pm (space limited to 100)
OR, Virtual (streaming details provided via email before the event):
• Virtual presentations and Q&A, 2-3:30 PM
• Optional: Virtual small break-out discussion rooms, 3:30-4 pm (facilitated by Othering and Belonging Institute, Cal Berkeley; separate link to be provided; space limited)