Illegals & Aliens: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Immigration Policy
The clergy of Marble Church hosted the first dialogue on racial injustice in June 2020; not long after video footage of George Floyd’s murder went viral. Since then, we have continued these efforts with once-monthly events to draw awareness to the racial injustices that impact our congregation and community. Race is a social construct. It is neither determined by science nor biology. As such, the boundaries of who is “White” or “Black” (and/or who is accepted or ostracized) are constantly in flux. Race, country of origin, and religion can have huge implications on how Americans accept those they perceive as “different.” In this talk we will explore the impact of racist immigration policy on Latinx and Muslim communities. Our special guests will be Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker, Senior Minister, Fort Washington Collegiate Church, and Minister Luc Severe, a lawyer, a student at Union Theological Seminary, an advocate for economic justice, and a minister at Double Love Church in Brooklyn, NY. If you missed any previous sessions or want to see again, click here. Watch Previous Racial Justice Sessions

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  • Paris is Still Burning: Ballroom Culture and the Re-making of Queer Families
    December 2, 2021
    The clergy of Marble Church hosted the first dialogue on racial injustice in June 2020; not long after video footage of George Floyd’s murder went viral. Since then, we...
  • Illegals & Aliens: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Immigration Policy
    October 21, 2021
    The clergy of Marble Church hosted the first dialogue on racial injustice in June 2020; not long after video footage of George Floyd’s murder went viral. Since then, we...
  • Racial Justice Series Talk Back
    September 26, 2021
    The clergy of Marble Church hosted the first dialogue on racial injustice in June 2020; not long after video footage of George Floyd’s murder went viral. Since then, we...
  • Racism and the Latinx Community
    June 3, 2021
    The Latinx community is the largest minority group in the United States, yet many of us know little about how racism is impacting this community. We’ll learn more about...
  • Racism and the Asian Community
    May 6, 2021
    During the pandemic we’ve seen hate crimes against Asians increase, highlighting the racism that exists toward the Asian community. We will learn about the roots of this...
  • Environmental Justice
    April 8, 2021
    Our guests Shalom Kristanugraha and Rachel Skipor help us explore how we can work toward a livable climate and create an equitable, sustainable, and just world, discussing als...
  • The Evolution of Voting Rights
    March 4, 2021
    Join Dr. Michael Bos and Rev. Rashad McPherson for a conversation with special guest Jessica Huseman, a reporter, and CNN analyst, who covered voting rights during the recent...
  • Racism and the Church
    February 4, 2021
    Join Dr. Michael Bos and Dr. Elise Brown for a conversation with special guest Dr. Nigel Pearce, Senior Minister of Grace Congregational Church, Harlem, as we discuss where th...
  • A Conversation with Bevy Smith
    January 7, 2021
    Bevy Smith, TV and radio personality, joins Dr. Michael Bos and Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin in a conversation about racial injustice and overcoming the obstacles currently w...
  • Talk Back: Marble, Racial Justice and Our Future
    October 25, 2020
    Stay online after Worship for this special Talk Back about Marble, Racial Justice and Our Future with Dr. Michael Bos, Rev. Susanah Wade and Marble Board member, Ted Gregory.
  • Advocacy and Allyship
    June 30, 2020
    How can we support communities of color in their fight against racial injustice? Led by Dr. Michael Bos and Rev. Susanah Wade. Watch the video here. To...
  • Talk Back: Marble Artists Respond to Race in America - Online
    June 14, 2020
    Stay online after Worship to continue our conversation about race through the eyes, voices and creative imagination of Marble Artists.
  • Talk Back: A Conversation About Race - Online
    June 7, 2020
    There is so much unrest around us and within us that it is important for us to gather together and talk about the unjust and sinful acts toward people of color through the...