Friday, June 18, 2021
If you missed the virtual luncheon, click the video graphic above to watch it on Youtube.
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Jessica Kawamura
Co-Chair, California-Pacific Commission on Religion & Race; Pastor, Wahiawa UMC, Hawaii
“Prodigal and Progressive?”
Rev. Jessica Kawamura spoke on the work of the Cal-Pac Commission on Religion and Race and their project to facilitate a Racial Disparity Audit for the California-Pacific Conference.
SEE JESSICA’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
In the Youtube video (see above), it runs from 10:07 to 26:30.
The Mildred Hutchinson Award 2021 was awarded to
An enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Suanne Ware-Diaz served for six years at the UMC’s General Commission on Religion & Race. She has been a passionate and dedicated justice advocate for her people and all peoples throughout her life, and today serves on the Cal-Pac Commission on Religion & Race.
SEE SUANNE’S INTRODUCTION AND ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:
In the Youtube video (see above), the presentation of the Mildred Hutchinson Award and introduction of Suanne Ware-Diaz begins at 33:34. Her acceptance speech runs from 37:10 to 53:40.
Remembering Krista McVey
We took time this year to recall our dedicated sister in Christ and good friend who worked passionately for justice and served the church in diverse ministries throughout her life.
SEE THE TRIBUTE TO KRISTA
In the Youtube video, (see above), it begins at 59:19
Musical Guest: David Farley
We were treated to the singing and guitar accompaniment provided by Rev. David Farley, the outgoing Director of Justice and Compassion Ministries for the Cal-Pac Conference.