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A Conversation with Virginia Fifield
October 31, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Welcome Virginia Fifield, friend and colleague on the RocACTS board. Ginny will plainly and forthrightly raise our awareness of historical truth and injustices mounted on Indigenous Americans. Our own Noel Nichols will moderate your questions. Where might Third Church—and we as individuals—align our time, energy, and resources in relationship to Indigenous people?
Ginny Fifield is a Mohawk, Turtle Clan from the Akwesasne reservation, and a mother of three, grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of two great grandchildren. A graduate of NYU, she worked with children with mental illness for several years before attending St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.
Fifield has actively worked on Social Justice issues for over 50 years, including voter rights, Civil rights, and Immigration.
Fifield has attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rochester for 28 years, and is an active member of the South East Catholic Community where she has led and attended a Bible study group since its inception in 2003. She is an Associate of the Sisters of Mercy and sits on the Institute Justice Team as a member of the Anti-racism Transformation Team as well as the Institute Extractions team, both of which are international in scope. Through both the Sisters of Mercy and St. Mary’s, she is active with RocACTS and sits on its board. She has both developed and facilitated gatherings of the RocACTS initiative of Sacred Conversations, and she facilitates programs on intergenerational trauma, addictions, and traditional youth at the Native American Cultural Center.
Please join us remotely using this Google Meet link. If you will be attending worship in the Sanctuary that morning, you may join online from the Celebration Center; the WiFi password there is: WelcometoThird!