Join us for The 1619 Project Zoom Conversation Series: What is it? Why is it so important to discuss slavery now? After all, 1619 was 500 years ago and the ratification of the 13th amendment was December 31, 1865, 157 years ago. What impact did 500 years of slavery have on the people of the United States of America today?

Do you want to learn more? Are you willing to commit to five monthly meetings and to read five chapters of the book, The 1619 Project?

If the answer to the above questions is yes, you are invited to meet via Zoom from 7 pm to 8 pm on:

  • Tuesday, November 8 Chapter 1 “Democracy”
  • Tuesday, December 13 Chapter 2 “Race”
  • Tuesday, January 10 Chapter 3 “Sugar” 
  • Tuesday, February 14 Chapter 6 “Capitalism” 
  • Tuesday, March 14 Chapter 7 “Politics”

Participants MUST read the assigned chapters BEFORE the meeting date.

John Alexander and Sandy Figueroa, members of the Voting and Anti-Racism Committee of the Sisters of Charity of New York Office of Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation Committee will facilitate the discussions.

Please respond to Sandy Figueroa, SCNY Associate and co-chair of Voting & Anti-Racism Committee, at by 5pm FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 of your commitment to attend the five sessions.