Summer Book Discussions & Montgomery Pilgrimage

Cathedral Book Discussions & Montgomery Pilgrimage
Summer 2019

The Cathedral of St. Philip
Atlanta, Georgia
June 30 – July 25 – August 7, 2019

June 30
Book Discussion of
JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
BY BRYAN STEVENSON

Sunday, June 30, 4-6 p.m., Walthour Library, Cathedral of St. Philip
“A powerful true story about the potential for mercy
to redeem us and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.”

July 25
Book Discussion of
THE CROSS AND THE LYNCHING TREE
BY JAMES H. CONE

Thursday, July 25, 5-7 p.m., Walthour Library, Cathedral of St. Philip
“An exploration of these emotionally charged symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.”

Both discussions will be led by Cathedral clergy:
Canon Cathy Zappa and the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
.
August 7
Pilgrimage to
THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
AND THE LEGACY MUSEUM

Wednesday, August 7, 8 a.m. until approximately 8 p.m.
Montgomery, Alabama
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)

MORE INFORMATION AT
www.CATHEDRALATL.ORG/MONTGOMERY

The CATHEDRAL of ST. PHILIP
2744 Peachtree Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30305 | http://www.cathedralATL.org | 404-365-1000

Derius Robinson Case

Derius Robinson
Derius Robinson

STAR Intern Veronica Hart interviewed Ms. Vonceia Robinson, mother of imprisoned son, Derius Robinson. Ms. Hart invited Ms. Robinson to share the details and accounts leading up to her son’s imprisonment within the Savannah, Georgia (Chatham County) criminal justice, legal, and judicial system. The interview also entails accounts of abuse reported by Mr. Robinson involving police officials and misconduct throughout various levels of the Chatham County system.

Listen:

This series of events between Derius Robinson and the Savannah, GA police, as well as other Chatham County officials, took place between May 2016 and May 2018. As of June, 2018, Derius is still locked up without legal representation and continues to be denied bond and release from jail. Ms. Robinson, Derius, his family, friends, and other members of the community consider this to be an unlawful detainment that has exceeded legal limitations and violates his civil rights.

This interview is archived with Story Corps.

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Deconstructing Systemic Victimization “Deconstructing the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm: A Heuristic” - Theophus “Thee” Smith Emory University

Deconstructing Systemic Victimization

Deconstructing Systemic Victimization “Deconstructing the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm: A Heuristic” - Theophus “Thee” Smith Emory University
Dr. “Thee” Smith presented at the Colloquium on Violence & Religion in July of 2007.

His talk was “Deconstructing the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm: A Heuristic.”

See the slideshow and transcript/notes.

Invocation:  “The only resolution of this dilemma is found in experiencing… [myself] as victim behind my victimizing… recognizing ourselves as victimizing victims in our day-to-day living… whence we punish the other…”

Postscript:  “Therefore an emancipatory practice of subjectivity must posit as its goal not the immediate realization of ‘the (given) self,’ but the emergence of a ‘self-in-solidarity.’ One measure of the effectiveness of such a practice would be the extent to which it assisted and enabled people to act in co-operation with each other in achieving the communal goals of liberation.”
~ Erica Sherover-Marcuse, Emancipation and Consciousness (NY & Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1986), p. 142.