Recent News from The Collegiate Churches of New York
June 1, 2020
The Collegiate Church condemns the horrific death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer sworn to uphold the law, and a member of a department whose motto is "To Protect with Courage, To Serve with Compassion!"
We condemn the white supremacist ideologies that create the conditions for this unremitting violence toward Black people and affirm that Black Lives Matter.
We urge governments to hold this perpetrator and others of racist acts of hate, to account to the fullest extent of the law.
We urge people everywhere to gather in protest and make their voices heard, that the wanton taking of human lives will not and cannot be tolerated.
We urge those protesting these criminal injustices, those sworn to protect and serve their right to protest, and officials at every level of government to recall the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
March 15, 2019
Collegiate Churches of New York categorically condemns the horrific shootings at Friday prayer services at two mosques in New Zealand today, which have left at least 49 people dead.
Hate based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation has no place in our world, our nation, or our city.
We mourn for and support the people of New Zealand and Muslim people around the world in their time of grief, as the toxic mix of hate and gun violence that has plagued the United States has now ravaged yet another corner of the world.
April 19, 2018
LAWRENCE — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of women who, through their transformational leadership and contributions, have changed the world.
“These women we are honoring this year are leaders and trailblazers in their respective fields who have made substantial contributions through their vision, innovation, creativity, and willingness to challenge the status quo. They remind us of the importance of women’s voices, contributions, and courage in advancing gender equity. They have opened doors — holding them open for young women and people of all genders — to follow,” said Kathy Rose-Mockry, the Emily Taylor Center’s director.
This year’s inductees include Lydia Beebe, Jannette Berkley-Patton, Mary Klayder, Sandy Praeger, Julie Johnson Staples, and Lynette Woodard.
In addition, the Emily Taylor Center recognizes as the Pioneer Woman an exemplary Kansas woman who has made historic contributions of local or statewide significance. This year’s Pioneer Woman is the first director of the KU Affirmative Action Office and also the first director of the KU Information Center, Shirley Gilham Domer.
Honorees will be recognized, along with the outstanding recipients of the 10 other awards, at the recognition program sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center, supported by the KU student organization Students United for Reproductive and Gender Equity (SURGE).
Former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will join the event to introduce the new award created in her honor: the Bernadette Gray-Little “Expanding the Reach” Award.
The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the new Burge Union, Forum, Rooms C & D. The format for the program has changed this year and is free and open to all. The program is followed by a reception in the same location.
You can find more information and view the other women's Hall of Fame inductees at https://news.ku.edu/2018/04/11/emily-taylor-center-announces-annual-wom….