ABOVE: Reverend Bryan Fulwider of Building Us.
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida hosted the Marginalized Communities program on November 12, 2014 for their 2014 series on Civil Rights.
Darryl Owens of the Orlando Sentinel moderated the Marginalized Communities discussion with panelists: Reverend Bryan Fulwider of Building Us, Sister Ann Kendrick of the Hope CommUnity Center and her guest Ellie Garcia, and Michael Slaymaker of Orlando Youth Alliance.
LISTEN Introduction (2:32)
Darryl Owens of the Orlando Sentinel moderates the community discussion.
LISTEN Part I (21:21) Michael Slaymaker of Orlando Youth Alliance.
“Any Publix you’ll usually find somebody with a disability working there. It’s not a quota. It’s part of the Publix culture. It’s what they want to do to represent our entire community. Everybody has the ability. Let’s focus on their ability.”
ABOVE: Panelists Michael Slaymaker of Orlando Youth Alliance, Sister Ann Kendrick and Ellie Garcia of the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka.
LISTEN Part II (11:47) Sister Ann Kendrick of the Hope CommUnity Center
“We moved into Lake Jewell Estates. We had to learn from the people, relationship with the people. Figure out what they want to do and help that happen…. We’re four white sisters that just arrived in town, we’re twenty something years old, we don’t know nothing from nothing. And Henry Louis Kell who lived on the backstreet from us who couldn’t figure out who these white ladies were, stood up and he said, ‘Four white sisters and a black brother.’ The relationship changed.”
LISTEN Part III (11:25) Ellie Garcia of the Hope CommUnity Center
“Sister Ann has empowered me to continue fighting. I am going to continue to empower my community and not be afraid of hiding myself.”
LISTEN Part IV (12:40) Reverend Bryan Fulwider of Building Us
“I hope that we can find new ground for the religious conversation and the entire intradiversity conversation of what it means to be part of this great human family.”