4th Annual Anne Berry Bonnyman Symposium - 2018
The mission of the Anne Berry Bonnyman Symposium is to give Trinity Church a living platform for addressing systemic racism in our church and community. Produced each year, this event includes various activities to strengthen the resolve and the dedication required to create a community anchored in our deepest Christian beliefs. The Symposium honors the Reverend Anne Berry Bonnyman (Trinity Rector, 2006-2012) for her active commitment to social justice and the eradication of racism.
On November 10 & 11, 2018, the 4th annual Bonnyman Symposium theme was "Love Thy Neighbor: Equity in Immigration."
Concerned citizens gathered to learn from experts, activists, advocates, and recent immigrants about the challenges faced by people seeking to create new lives in our nation. Through lectures, small group discussions, networking sessions and artwork, attendees examined the many faceted issues related to immigration, particularly those caused by systemic racism in our country, community, and church. Ultimately, we explored ways that we as individuals and organizations can work for equity in immigration.
Saturday, November 10 (Registration required)
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
Breakout discussion groups
ABB Symposium Network Gathering with Immigration-focused non-profits
Sunday, November 11 (Registration optional)
Morning Guest Preacher, 9 am and 11:15 am Services: The Rev. Dr. Carolyn J. Sharp, Yale Divinity School
Forum Speaker, 10:15 am: Mr. Jeffrey Thielman & Guests, The International Institute of New England
Evening Guest Preacher, 6 pm Service: The Rev. Dr. Monrelle T. Williams, Rector, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Forum & Supper, following the 6 pm Service: Ms. Andrea Spake & Guest, The International Institute of New England
For more information and discussion, Visit the Symposium Facebook page.
Event materials including videos, agenda, speakers' bios, and a recommended resources list for articles, books, documentaries, and talks related to immigration and the inequities resulting from systemic racism, as well as an event evaluation page, can be found below.
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