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Settler Colonialism, Slavery and the Building of an Ecology of Inequality.

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


1619 marks the 400thanniversary of the arrival of the first Africans at Fort Comfort near Jamestown in the Virginia colony. Communities, organizations, and congregations across the country are observing this anniversary to grapple with its legacies, which include an elaborate network of inequalities that in some way touches the lives of every person in this country. In observance of Indigenous People’s Day on October 14, we gather to remember the colonists’ violent dispossession of Native Americans of lands, livelihoods, and ways of life. We also remember this as a history of refusal, resistance, and movements of solidarity that hold to the ideal of equity and justice for all. Participate in this observance of the anniversary of 1619, which will include presentations, conversation, and activities to help us acknowledge this history and its impact on our present day.