Reparations Listening Sessions scheduled in June & July to hear from underrepresented voices

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In May 2022, the Reparations Subcommittee of the diocesan Racial Justice Commission conducted nine regional Listening Sessions, with participation from many individuals in the diocese. 

"As we analyzed our report, we found that there was underrepresentation from the African American and Afro Caribbean community among us. It is very important that we hear from you in this segment of our diocesan community," the Reparations Subcommittee said in its announcement.

To that end, the Reparations Subcommittee invites African American and Afro Caribbean individuals in the diocese to attend an upcoming Listening Session. As in the previous Listening Sessions, the question the subcommittee would like participants to consider, in advance, is: When you hear the word reparations, what are your feelings, thoughts, concerns and questions?

"Your feelings, thoughts, concerns and questions matter. Your voice matters. Please join us," the subcommittee said.

The Listening Sessions will be conducted on Zoom on:

  • Monday, June 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 1, 10-11:30 a.m.

To register for one of the Listening Sessions, send an e-mail to and include name; e-mail address; name of your congregation and its location; and the date of the Listening Session you plan to attend. Once this information is received, the subcommittee will e-mail the Zoom link for the requested session. Questions may also be directed to