Black Lives Matter.
Date: July, 2020
Location: 11 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Mayfield West
The Missions and Justice Ministry invite you to a Justice Night focussing on the topic of Black Lives Matter: understanding racial justice and how we can respond.
As a church, we want to give you the opportunity to come and listen, learn, and think about ways of responding to this issue that our world is facing. We will be hearing from 3 guests throughout the evening and will give time for Q&A:
- Aunty Donna Meehan is an Gamilaroi woman from Northern NSW, now living in Newcastle. At the age of 5, she was removed from her family and became a part of the Stolen Generation. Aunty Donna will share with us her incredibly sad but powerfully uplifting story, as she speaks about faith and forgiveness.
- Vicki Cosgrove is a Wiradjuri woman and leader in our church community. Vicki will share with us about her life as an Aboriginal Australia, and will speak about the greater issues that our church and nation need to address to move forward in truly saying sorry and moving towards unity and dignity for our Aboriginal people.
- Jerome Rugaruza is a Congolese-Australian man who arrived in Australia 11 years ago with his family, after fleeing persecution and being resettled in Newcastle as a refugee. Since this time, Jerome has worked tirelessly to support his community, the Banyamulenge people, both those who have settled in Australia and those back in the Congo. Jerome will share his experiences and also make us aware of the plight of his tribal group who continue to be persecuted and are currently facing extreme danger and starvation during the COVID pandemic.
Numbers are strictly limited to 50 due to COVID restrictions, so make sure you grab your ticket HERE