Challenging Segregation with Just Action

Third in series titled “Challenging Segregation with Just Action”, exploring Christianity’s involvement in perpetuating racial injustice.

Ms. Leah Rothstein is a community organizer and the co-author, with Richard Rothstein, of Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted under the Color of Law. She will speak on actions that communities can take to restore housing rights and access to people of color who have been excluded from the financial benefits of home ownership, access to good public schools, more protected environments, and better community services.


Date and Time: September 18, 2024, 7:00 PM
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, CA
Admission: Registration link for FREE tickets will be available by August 15
Accessibility: St. Mark’s is wheelchair accessible; closed captioning will be available.
Parking: Ample parking behind the church.
Questions: Please email

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February 26, 2025: Religion, Race, and the “Heathen”

Dr. Kathryn Gin Lum is a Professor in the Religious Studies Department, in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. Professor Gin Lum’s most recent book, Heathen: Religion and Race in American History, looks at how the figure of the “heathen” in need of salvation underlies American conceptions of race.

Presenting Sponsor: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church – Palo Alto

Co-Sponsors: American Muslim Voice Foundation • First Congregational Church of Palo Alto UCC • First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto • Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice • Peninsula Solidarity Cohort • Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Saratoga • Saint Jude’s Episcopal Church, Cupertino • Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Burlingame • Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, Sunnyvale • Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Mountain View • Showing Up for Racial Justice @Sacred Heart • Stanford Canterbury • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose • Trinity Episcopal Church, Menlo Park • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto • University Lutheran Church at Stanford

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