Should We Cancel Thomas Jefferson?

Beginning July 4th, our local area congregations will be worshipping together in July and August, with the Greater LA Ministers taking turns leading the Sunday services, “GLAM’S Virtual sUUmmer Road Trip. After each service, in our “coffee break-out rooms,” we will have the opportunity to get to know members from other congregations.

On July 4th, Emerson’s Reverend Matthew McHale kicks off the Virtual SUUmmer Road Trip.

“’This Is Our Dream’: A Crowdsourced Poem To Inspire Hope” compiled by Kwame Alexander

Story for All Ages
America My Love, America My Heart by Daria People’s Riley

Music performed by the Em Band & the Emerson Choir
Be the Light” by Lea Morris, inspired by “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman
Offertory by Kevin Mathie
“I Dream a World” music by André J. Thomas, text by Langston Hughes
“This Land” by Woodie Guthrie, additional verse by Carolyn “Cappy” Israel
“Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman
“A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke 

On Cancel Culture
“Shamed and Confused,” On the Media
“The second wave of ‘cancel culture’: How the concept has evolved to mean different things to different people.” by Aja Romano
“It’s time to cancel this talk of ‘cancel culture’” by AJ Willlingham

Key Sources
“The ball that didn’t break us” by Elaine McArdle
“On crazy we built a nation (Seeing White, part 4)” by John Biewen and Chenjerai Kumanyika, Scene on Radio