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Intentional Critical Conversations

Join us every month for our virtual speaker series dedicated to diversity and equity in our College community, and the communities we serve.

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Intentional Critical Conversations focuses on our changing narratives throughout the 21st century and elevates stories about serving, protecting, and community. 

Join us for a robust, thought provoking conversation every month!

Reflection, Healing and Looking Forward

Rev. Andrea “Andi” Taylor, St. David’s Episcopal Church

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom!

“I was crawling the walls in need of some way to express my pain and outrage after George Floyd's death. Since buying a plane ticket to Minneapolis during COVID was not an option, I hoped that starting a ripple effect of BLM signs on the Cape, might help my voice be heard.” - Rev. Andi Taylor

Facilitated by Sara-Ann P. Semedo and sponsored by the 4Cs Inclusion Diversity Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee.

Reverend Andrea “Andi” Suess-Taylor

The Reverend Andrea “Andi” Suess-Taylor joins us with a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University and with over twenty five years of experience as an Episcopal Reverend in the United States of America. First being ordained as priest at All Saints in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, she has extended leading youth missions in Mexico, Honduras and as far as Taize France. She has also taught Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to seminarians in Brazil. Currently Andrea is the Rector at St. David’s Episcopal Church in South Yarmouth. Reverend Andi has also taught such courses as: taking Charge of Your Life—Steps to Discern Your Path and Move Forward, Practicing Prayer—Contemplative Prayer and Lectio Divina, Introduction to Montessori Religious Education, to name a few.

“I am grateful to live at a time when white people are starting to take responsibility for the racial discrimination that has been inherent in the United States from its inception. The mission of St. David’s Episcopal Church is as follows: Striving to be disciples in the way of Jesus by loving, servicing and healing in the Name of God. We celebrate dignity of every human being, including all God’s children who are LGBTQ."

A champion of diversity and inclusion Reverend Andi has been responsible for creating two Journey to Adulthood programs for youth and is responsible for bring Sacred Ground A Film-Based Dialogue Series On Race and Faith.

 

Fall Speaker Schedule

November 2020

Living in color and being heard
Susan Kosoff, Professor Emeritus Wheelock College, Co-Founder of Wheelock Family Theatre
November 4, 2020
12:30–2:00pm 

December 2020

I’m Black before I am Blue
Sergeant Eddy Chrispin, Boston Police Department
December 1, 2020
2:00 - 3:30pm
Live from the Tilden Arts Center

Spring 2021

How far is Ecuador?
Paul Key, Director of Corporate & Community Engagement, Massasoit Community College
Postponed to Spring 2021 

Contact the IDEA Committee

Inclusion Diversity Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee
Contact Sara-Ann P. Semedo, Academic Coordination
E-mail ssemedo@capecod.edu