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1619 Project: Virtual Tour of Friendship Pasadena Church

Special Event
Virtual Tour of Friendship Pasadena Church
Friday, June17, 12:00noon
On Zoom

Take a virtual tour of Friendship Pasadena Church which was founded in 1893, only seven years after the founding of the city of Pasadena, and is one of the oldest congregations in the city. Pasadena Village's 1619 Project Discussion Group invites you to join Marcus Williams to commemorate Juneteenth and learn about the first African American Baptist Church in Pasadena, which was the first African-American related Cultural Landmark designated in Pasadena. Marcus has been deemed the unofficial historian for the Friendship Pasadena Church and has conducted church tours for many students of PUSD as well as for members of the church. Marcus has been a resident of Pasadena for over 49 years and an educator for the Pasadena Unified School District for over 20 years.

The 1619 Project group was inspired by the New York Times issue dated August 2019.  This group engages in discussions  centered around race in America, how we got to where we are, and what we can do to change it. Our goal is to have a safe place to talk about the history of racism in America, to understand its origins and its residual impact. 

This group explores the ideas presented in the 1619 Project but not to follow it's teaching curriculum. This is a discussion group not intended as a teaching class. We often suggest articles that have been recommended to us only to initiate discussion, but homework is never required to participate in the discussion. Everybody can engage in the discussions by sharing what they learn from the news as well as what they have experienced in their lives. 

Meetings are held twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Fridays. The first Friday meets at 10:00am-11:30am and the third at 12:00noon - 1:30pm.  You are invited to join us to share your views, and to learn how members of the community experience racism in their own lives. Members from other villages are always welcomed!  

Discussions from previous meetings can be found in the "1619 Project Discussion" blog.
Click on 1619 PROJECT  to be directed to the blog to read the postings and to learn more about this group.

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Friday, June 17, 2022, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
Village Office

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Richard G Myers
713-446-8526 (p)
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