Brighton Chamber Discussion - Ending Racism and Discrimination in Our Community #2 - Police and Community
Please join us for a moderated discussion on ending racism and discrimination in our community. You are invited to share openly and honestly with no judgement or just observe the discussion.
Moderated by Rev. Marlowe Washington, D.Min., Ed.D.
Wednesday, 10/21/2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Zoom
Brighton Chamber members, registration is required.
Racism and injustice cannot be tolerated. These acts cause many in our communities to live with fear, apprehension and anxiety that have been allowed to persist for far too long. The Brighton Chamber of Commerce condemns all acts of hate, discrimination and injustice, and remains dedicated to creating and sustaining an inclusive community where people want to live, work and play.
We support those peacefully protesting to end these injustices and are committed to ending racism and discrimination in our community through our words and actions. At this critical juncture, we must stand together to collectively speak out against systemic oppression.
We ask you to join us in this effort and to take your own steps to push back against racism and injustice to help drive meaningful and lasting change that ALL of our communities deserve. We challenge business and community leaders, ourselves and each person in our community to actively work towards a better understanding of one another and commit to actions which produce a more inclusive community and economy.
Meet Rev. Marlowe Washington
Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington was born in Bronx, New York and is a product of the public school system. Dedicated to social and political activism, his ministry and community engagement reflect a diverse range of causes and strategies within the goal of working to create justice and equality for all people.
He is a graduate of St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor concentration in history. He attended Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ but in 1997 graduated with a Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan, NY. On May 14, 2016, he graduated from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College attaining the Doctor of Ministry in transformational leadership in Rochester, New York. He successfully completed his second doctoral work at St. John Fisher College in Rochester and was conferred on April 4, 2019 the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Executive Leadership with a concentration in diversity and inclusion in higher education administration.
Commonly referred to as Pastor Marlowe, he was ordained an Itinerant Deacon and Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1989 and 1997, respectively. Pursuing his calling, Pastor Marlowe oversaw five congregations in the northeast coast from Harlem, NY, Providence, RI, Newark, NJ, and Rochester, NY. He is driven by social justice and entrepreneurialship and successfully completed various housing projects, economic development initiatives for the poor, and oversaw the mergers of two American Baptist congregations. Currently, Pastor Marlowe is the senior minister at Seneca United Methodist Church in Irondequoit (Rochester).
Pastor Marlowe serves as an adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at Roberts Wesleyan College and formerly at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and Northeastern Seminary where he specializes in practical theology in the areas of church leadership, urban development, and New Testament studies. He lectures widely throughout Rochester area colleges and is the former chairman of the Rochester Education and Literacy Commission of the City of Rochester. Pastor Marlowe is a trustee at Keuka College where he serves as chairman of the Student Experience Success Committee, an integrated structure serving Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Student Development departments.
Pastor Marlowe is passionately supported by Mira J. Washington, his wife. They were blessed to raise two children Brittany and Marlowe II; their son in-law, Willie, and they are the proud grandparents to Zahriyah, Willow and Zhuri.