Jamestown, N.Y. – Mayville resident Cynthia Butterfield Gedz is the presenter for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) virtual service on Sunday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.
The subject of Gedz’s talk is “Safety Education Awareness of Modern Slavery.” After providing a brief overview of the historical context of slavery, she will focus on slavery today. She observes that lack of awareness creates a world in which slavery has become more profitable than at any other time in history and no one is truly safe.
In addition to having taught history classes for SUNY Fredonia, Gedz teaches world history, world regional geography, and introduction to global studies at Jamestown Community College. Her graduate thesis (and continued research) was on “Slavery Across Time and Space.”
Because of COVID-19 limitations, UUCJ Sunday services are currently virtual instead of at its 1255 Prendergast Avenue location. Anyone is welcome to participate by emailing UUJamestown@gmail.com to receive a Zoom link for the 10:30 a.m. service. The link goes out as part of “This Week at UUCJ” on Friday afternoon, but you can request to join until the start of the service on Sunday.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.