"From Selma to Stonewall" Viewing & Discussion
When
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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Where
Asbury United Methodist Church
17 Old Post Rd S
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

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Phone
203-247-6919

Email
edhorne@optonline.net.

Contact
Rev. Ed Horne

The New York Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) will present a viewing of a documentary film, From Selma to Stonewall, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Asbury UMC in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Produced by the Rev. Gil Caldwell, UM pastor and longtime civil rights activist who walked with Dr. King at the 1964 Selma march, and Marilyn Bennett, activist and former executive director of the Reconciling Ministries Network, the movie touches on the events surrounding the Selma march and the Stonewall uprising and engages in conversation with contemporary activists to explore the similarities, differences and conflicts between the civil rights and gay rights movements. 

Following a meal and the showing of the movie, a panel will focus on ways to strengthen the intersectional connections among the justice-seeking groups in the New York Conference.  Panelists will include:
  • Dr. Traci West of Drew Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. George McClain, who marched at Selma and was former executive secretary of MFSA
  • Jonathan Citron (who spoke at last year’s MIND banquet), a Methodist from Puerto Rico now living in New York who is active in the Latin American gay rights movement
  • Gail Douglas-Boykin, retired NYPD who is a leader with Black Methodists for Church Renewal and a UMC Deaconess candidate..
Reservations may be made with Marisa Villarreal at 917-880-9893 or mvvtech@gmail.com.
For more info, contact Rev. Ed Horne at 203-247-6919 or edhorne@optonline.net.