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Repairing the Breach: Reparations as Healing – EDOW’s Evening with Dr. Catherine Meeks
May 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
“For the Diocese of Washington reparations is the spiritual practice of the beloved community. It involves a process to remember, repair, restore, and reconcile historical and continuing wrongs against humanity that can never be singularly reducible to monetary terms, but must include a substantial investment and surrender of resources. Reparations is principally concerned with the harms done to those most hard pressed by the system of injustice and speaks to the health of all humanity.”
– Working Definition of Reparations by EDOW Reparations Task Force, 2022
Holding this definition, we are honored to invite you to Repairing the Breach: Reparations as Healing – EDOW’s evening with Dr. Catherine Meeks.
This dynamic presentation & panel discussion will focus on “Repairing the Breach: Reparations as Healing” in an effort to continue laying the foundation for EDOW’s commitment to remembering, reckoning and reconciling our histories pertaining to racism. With such an amazing keynote speaker found in Dr. Catherine Meeks, Director of The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, we knew it would be a gift to put her in conversation with powerful leaders in our community. We are excited to have our local clergy, the Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher Stewart and the Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell join as panelists alongside Mr. Don Edwards, a trusted diocesan and wider church colleague and advisor for the work of racial equity & healing. We are in for a treat!
About the speakers:
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Catherine Meeks, Director of The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
- Panelist: The Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher Stewart, President of the DC Chapter of The Union of Black Episcopalians
- Panelist: The Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell, Chair of the EDOW Reparations Task Force and Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church
- Panelist: Mr. Don Edwards, Founder, CEO and a principal of Justice and Sustainability Associates