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Diocesan Anti-Racism Initiatives

The diocesan Antiracism workshop is a key initiative of the committee. The workshop’s purpose is to help us become aware of how the sin of racism impacts ALL our lives, and how we all unconsciously and consciously participate in racist systems.  We generally conduct three workshops a year in the fall, winter, and spring.  All workshops require pre-work which includes viewing videos and completing online exercises. Dialogue is the foundation of the two-day in-person workshop (9:00 – 4:00) in the spring and fall, as well as the online winter workshop which occurs across four evenings starting at 7 PM and ending by 10 PM.  We use group exercises and examine scientific and historical evidence (video format) concerning the origins of the concept of race and its legacy. There is no cost to register and attend for members of our diocese.  We ask for a registration fee of $25.00 for members of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and $50.00 fee for all others.  At our in-person workshop continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Of the hundreds of workshop participants, 98% have found the workshop to be at least “moderately useful” with a great majority indicating it would be “very useful” or “extremely useful” in their work and daily lives.

Recently we have made our in-person workshops more accessible to monolingual Spanish speakers and individuals who require ASL interpretation. The committee can work with groups to have the workshop material translated into other languages as well as provide interpretation in another language. This requires a minimum of four participants that need this service and notification of no less than six weeks prior to the workshop start date  If you have four or more people that need Spanish or ASL interpretation and/or you  want the material translated in another language, please send an email to Roberta Todd at roberta.todd@msn.com.

Upcoming Workshops and Other Events (Click on event title for details)

Anti-Racism Workshop (In-person, Staten Island)

Sat, April 27, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. John’s Church, Staten Island
1333 Bay St.
Staten Island, NY 10305 United States

Anti-Racism Workshop (In-person, Goshen)

Sat, September 21, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. James’ Church, Goshen
1 St. James Place
Goshen, NY 10924 United States
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Mission Office Contacts

The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate
Liaison for Global Mission

Office: 212-316-7432
Fax: 212-932-7345
ybass-choate@dioceseny.org

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool
Bishop Assistant

Office: 212-316-7442
bpglasspool@dioceseny.org

Ms. Michelle Chang
Executive Assistant to the Bishop Suffragan and the Assistant Bishop

Office: 212-316-7484
Fax: 212-316-7405
mchang@dioceseny.org

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