Race and Religion

With Tim Bullock, Abrah Dresdale, Gloria Matlock, Asima Silva, & Ted Todd

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:15 a.m.— 12:15 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA

FREE ~ Donations Welcome ~ Childcare Available

For more info: email@racialjusticerising.org

There will be 20 minutes for questions following the speakers.

Tim Bullock came to the New England Peace Pagoda in 1998, when he joined a year-long walk retracing the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The walk, interfaith in intent and spiritual in its manifestation, inspired Tim’s commitment to building unity and finding mutual understanding through our commonality.

Abrah Dresdale’s work includes food justice, Jewish earth-based traditions, restorative justice, anti-oppression, and eliminating racism. An educator, community facilitator, and consultant, she teaches in UMass’s Sustainable Food and Farming program. www.abrahdresdale.com

Gloria Matlock grew up in the Black Church and is descended from one of the founders of the Black AME Church.

Asima Silva, a social justice, outreach, and interfaith activist, is a member of the American Muslim Democratic Caucus and a software engineer and Master Inventor at IBM. She cofounded EnjoinGood.org to follow her passion for building bridges of understanding and appreciation between communities of faith. www.asimasilva.com

Former Episcopal priest Ted Todd is a Buddhist practitioner who lives in an intentional community based on Rudolf Steiner’s teachings, where he lives and works with adults with developmental disabilities and special needs. Ted will share thoughts about how racism manifests in spiritual spaces.