The Church of the Redeemer

This March through April, join the Church of the Redeemer for their VOICES Series. All events are on Wednesdays, start at 7:00pm and are held at the Church of the Redeemer, located at 5603 North Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21210. The Spring Series will include:

Wednesday, March 9; 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Pádraig Ó Tuama
Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Pádraig presents Poetry Unbound with On Being Studios and in late 2019 was named Theologian in Residence for On Being, innovating in bringing art and theology into public and civic life. When BBC journalist William Crawley introduced Pádraig on the stage to deliver a TEDx talk on Story, Crawley said, “He’s probably the best public speaker I know.” Click here for more details.
Presented in partnership with the the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Wednesday, March 16; 7:00pm – 8:30pm

International Women’s Day
Jayne Miller of WBAL – TV News moderates a group of prominent women in a panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day. The panel includes Laura Gamble, PNC Regional President of Greater Maryland, JudyPostmus, Dean of University of Maryland School of Social Work, a youth organizer of The Period Poverty Project, and a leader in gender equity for refugees from Catholic Relief Services. Ms. Miller, a champion for women in the field of communications, has had a long tenure with WBAL-TV. She’s been a reporter with the station for more than 30 years and is currently the chief investigative reporter with the 11 Investigates I-Team. Click here for more details.

Wednesday, March 23; 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Francois Furstenberg
Johns Hopkins professor Furstenberg explores the history of the United States and the Atlantic World in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation (2006), examines how images of George Washington in nineteenth-century print culture helped promote U.S. nationalism, with a particular focus on contemporary understandings of Washington’s slaveholding. When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation (2014), connects the United States to the French Atlantic World in the eighteenth-century Age of Revolutions. Click here for more details.

Wednesday, March 30; 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby
Cousins: Connected Through Slavery. What happens when a White woman, Phoebe, contacts a Black woman, Betty, saying she suspects they are connected through slavery?  The answer is revealed as they tell the dramatic story of their meeting, sharing of family histories, and search for reconciliation – from Betty’s experience desegregating her county’s only high school, to Phoebe’s eventual question to Betty: “How do I begin to repair the harms?” Click here for more details.
Presented in partnership with Urban Reads, Be the Change Bmore, and Coming to the Table.

Wednesday, April 6; 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Erica Green
New York Times correspondent Erica Green covers the U.S. Department of Education and federal education policy, with a focus on civil rights and educational equity in the nation’s schools. Formerly at The Baltimore Sun, since joining The Times in 2017, Ms. Green has covered the tenure of former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on the K-12 and higher education systems, and the toll that the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the country’s schools and students. Click here for more details.

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