Program for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Pancheta Peterson is weary of listening to stories that begin with the wish to return to a time in America perhaps best described as “the good old days.” Her title speaks to her longing for a relief from such utterances, tone deaf to a context which includes the daily murder of members of the black community. How can we shift the story to maintain consciousness of this and other racist realities that are not new, but deeply embedded in this country’s history? And in shifting the story, can we make space for a more inclusive—and clear-eyed—conversation about the future?
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Reverend Pancheta Peterson is well known to many Cape Codders for her untiring efforts on behalf of social justice while being a calm and measured presence, seeking to engage and inspire participants. She was an active lay leader in Eastham UMC for about 20 years before being invited to join the staff at First Parish, Brewster, where she served for about 10 years and was ordained as Community Minister. Passionately interested in Diversity Issues, she was actively involved with Cape Cod schools for many years as a Trained Diversity Specialist. She was born in Jamaica and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, and her M.A in Diversity Issues from Cambridge College.