Grace Church is
Working for Social Justice
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression.
Our Grace Forum brings us together for community centered conversations.
You can revisit past gatherings here.
Ms. Joanne Kennedy
22 January 2023
Ms. Kennedy is Co-Chair of Manhattan Together, part of the Catholic Worker community in New York City. For the past five years, Manhattan Together has been researching and hosting educational events around mental health care, pressing the city and state governments to fulfill their obligations to our most vulnerable people.
Mr. Rob English
East Brooklyn Congregations
30 October 2022
Mr. English is Lead Organizer for East Brooklyn Congregations, of which Grace Church is a member. He has organized with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the largest and oldest citizen organizing network in the country, for over 25 years. He has spent most of his organizing in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest focused on training and developing leaders to build broad based power organizations that have accomplished significant improvements in affordable housing and neighborhood transformation, criminal justice reform, public safety, workforce development, and education.
The Rev. Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin
NYC Housing Authority
Chief of Housing and Community Activities
27 February 2022
The Rev. Johnson-Peterkin is an ordained minister in the United Missionary Baptist Church (UMBC). She also works as the Chief of Housing and Community Activities for the New York City Housing Authority, reunifying formerly incarcerated people with their families.
Click here to view a portion of her presentation.