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A History of White Supremacy and Racism: 1865 – Present

September 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please Join us on Tuesday, September 22 at 7 PM for the live webinar “The History of White Supremacy and Racism: 1865 – Present,” session two in the six-part series “The Start of Change: Addressing Racism.”

In this lecture followed by Q&A participants will be taken through a brief historical survey and look at White Supremacy and Racism in the US from the end of the Civil War through to the present. From Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to Plessy v. Ferguson and Jim Crow laws, to the civil rights movement of the 20th century to the crisis that surrounds us now, Bishop Selders will highlight moments in our shared history and reference particular events that connect the historic landscape.


New Canaan LibraryNew Canaan Museum & Historical Society, New Canaan Community FoundationInterfaith Council of New Canaan, and the Grace Farms Foundation are collaborating to co-host an important series to address our community’s understanding of race and racism. “The Start of Change: Addressing Racism” is a six-part series, designed to bring our community together in developing a common understanding of the history, policy, and experiences shaping present-day discussions of race.

The Right Reverend Doctor Bishop Selders Jr. is an ordained minister serving in the United Church of Christ, the Organizing Pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ, Hartford, CT, former Associate College Chaplain and currently Assistant Dean of Students, Trinity College, Hartford, CT and one of the leaders of Moral Monday CT. For 15 years, he served Executive Director of Zezzo House (an 18 unit housing project) in Hartford, CT. He is the loving spouse of Pamela and father of two, Alisia (daughter), Jay (son) and grand parent of one, Makenzie (granddaughter). Bishop Selders has done his academic and theological reflection attending Life Christian Bible College, Webster University, Eden Theological Seminary and Anglican Divinity School


September 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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