CRCDS Black Student Caucus presents "At The Crossroads: Where Do We Go From Here?" beginning Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Black Student Caucus presents the 3rd Annual African American Heritage Series, "At the Crossroads: Where do we go from here?" in a four-part series during February, 2017. Event information is as follows:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

Worship Service: 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Topic: Health care
Preacher/Speaker – Rev. Dr. Linda Hickmon Evans
Panelists – Pastor Weldon Thomas, Rev. Phyllis Jackson

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Worship Service: 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Preacher/Speaker – Minister William Hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Topic: Black Family/Relationships
Preacher/Speaker – Rev. Dr. Erika Haygood Gault
Panelists – Rev. Dr. Linda Hickmon Evans, Pastor Sebrone Johnson (CRCDS '15)

Worship Service: 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 

Howard Thurman Symposium: "Effective Ministry in the 21st Century"
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Trufant (CRDS '87), Keynote Speaker

(Keynote and Lunch will be held in the CRCDS Refectory)

For questions or for more information, please contact GP Dickerson-Hanks at (585) 340-9651.

Missed the CRCDS Fall Lectures? Lectures now available online!

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's 2016 Fall Lectures, "Praise, Protest and Policy–Religion and Politics" ran from October 3 through October 6 and were a tremendous success.  Alumni/ae, students and friends enjoyed an outstanding week of lectures by Sister Simone Campbell, New York State Assemblymember Harry Bronson and CRCDS President Marvin A. McMickle.

The Fall 2016 Lectures may be viewed on the CRCDS YouTube channel. Click here to watch:



CRCDS Fall 2016 Convocation: Watch it on CRCDS YouTube

Convocation marked the the opening of the 2016-17 academic year at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, members of the Board of Trustees, alumni/ae, faculty, staff and friends of CRCDS welcomed new and returning students in the historic Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel.

To view the Convocation celebration, click here:

Watch video of Unite Rochester's "Responding to Racial Tensions" forum here

The Unite Rochester Community Response Panel, which includes CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, held a public forum on Monday, July 25, 2016 to examine how the Rochester community is responding to racial tensions. The forum, moderated by Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle Senior Engagement Editor Julie Philipp, was held at the School of the Arts Auditorium, 45 Prince St., Rochester, NY, 14607. This event was recorded and can be viewed here:

Other members of the Unite Rochester Community Response Panel who spoke at the forum included Michael Ciminelli, Rochester City Police Chief, Sherry Walker-Cowart, Civilian Review Board/Center for Dispute Settlement President & CEO, Karen Magnuson, Democrat & Chronicle Executive Editor/VP of News, Cynthia Herriott Sullivan, Unite Rochester Justice Committee/Seamless Communications Group COO,and David Sanchez, M.K. Gandhi Institute Youth Program Organizer. Individual Response Panel members included Jerome Jackson, Rochester Institute of Technology Director of Social Media & Crowdfunding and Jean Carroll, YWCA of  Greater Rochester CEO.

A Unite Rochester Follow-Up to the Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 9 from 8:00- 9:30 a.m. in the First Amendment Room at the Democrat & Chronicle, 245 E. Main St., Rochester, NY. to discuss what was learned during the forum and how to leverage that learning to further strengthen the Greater Rochester community.



Dr. McMickle leads service of remembrance for victims of Orlando tragedy

The CRCDS community gathered in the chapel on Monday, June 13 to remember the victims of the tragedy in Orlando.  Those in attendance prayed for the LGBT community in Orlando and around the globe while calling for an end to violence against all people.  Please join us in our continued prayer for peace and healing for the Orlando community and for all those touched by violence.

To view a portion of the service, please click here: