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Tuesday February 20
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, P'19 is Interim President of the Episcopal Divinity School. Douglas has served as Professor of Religion at Goucher College and is now Professor Emerita. Douglas is the author of Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, which won the 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. "How do we really know that God cares when Black people are still getting killed? How long do we have to wait for the justice of God? I get it, that Christ is Black, but that doesn't seem to be helping us right now." These questions from her son prompted Douglas to undertake this soul-searching reflection. The killing of George Floyd and the ongoing litany of Black victims raised questions about the persistence of white supremacy in this nation, leading her to reflect on how a "white way of knowing" has come to dominate American identity and even to shape the consciousness of Christians. In exploring the message of Confederate monuments and the "Make America Great Again" slogan, she examines the failures of even "good white Christians" and struggles with the hope that "Black Lives Matter," before reaching deep into her own experience and the faith of Black folks to find her way back to Resurrection Hope. Our moderator is the Rev. Isaac Lawson '04, Area Conference Minister for the South Central Region of The Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ.
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Tuesday March 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Marlene Trestman '78 is a lawyer and the author of Most Fortunate Unfortunates: The Jewish Orphans' Home of New Orleans (LSU Press, October 2023). A 1978 Phi Beta Kappa graduate, AAGC president, and former trustee of Goucher College, Trestman received her law degree from George Washington University and her MBA from Loyola University of Maryland. For the last decade of Trestman's thirty-year legal career with the Maryland Attorney General's office, she served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General and was responsible for enforcing laws related to public health and consumer protection. In her new book, Most Fortunate Unfortunates, native New Orleanian Marlene Trestman presents the first comprehensive history of that city's Jewish Orphans' Home, the earliest purpose-built Jewish orphanage in the nation. Considered a "Magnificent Monument to Hebrew Benevolence," from 1856 to 1946 the Home sheltered 1623 children from seven states while uniting and elevating the profile of Jews throughout the South. The result of a decade of research and more than 100 interviews, Most Fortunate Unfortunates sheds light on institutional policies while relating stories of the Home's children and the people who cared for them - for better and for worse. Jean H. Baker, Goucher's beloved history professor emerita, lauds it as an "outstanding study . . . that gives readers a sense of what it was like to be one of those 'fortunate unfortunates.'" According to Southern Jewish History founder Mark Bauman, "Most Fortunate Unfortunates belongs on the reading list of everyone interested in childcare and education, as well as southern and American Jewish and general history." Our moderator is Rabbi Josh Snyder, Executive Director of Goucher Hillel.
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Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, P'19, Prof. Emerita: Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter:
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Marlene Trestman '78: Most Fortunate Unfortunates, The Jewish Orphans’ Home of New Orleans:
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