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A multi-generational discussion with our neighbors--Pastor Angela Redman, Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert, and Kyla Golding--moderated by Rabbi Jessica Fisher. This panel gives us the opportunity to listen to members of our New Rochelle community speak about racism and help us engage in our own growth as allies. Click here or the image below to watch the video.

See below for a list of resources mentioned by our panelists.
Click on the image to open a PDF with clickable links to each resource.


Pastor Angela M. Redman, a native of The Bronx, is a provisional elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She currently serves as the pastor of New Rochelle United Methodist Church.  Prior to this appointment she pastored First United Methodist Church of Hollis for almost three years.  She is also humbly serving on the New York Annual Conference’s Committee on Finance and Administration and is the president of the conference’s board of trustees.  

Rev. Redman is bi-vocational.  As an attorney she currently serves as Special Counsel in the New York State Unified Court’s Office for Justice Initiatives where she supervises the non-attorney volunteer, Court Navigator Program. Ms. Redman obtained her bachelor’s degree in Black Studies from H. Lehman College, and her Juris Doctor at the City University of New York School of Law and holds a Master of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary.

Rev. Redman is a dedicated wife to David Redman, Sr., proud mother of two children Amber-Tiara and David, Jr. and to daughter-in-Love Victoria; the proud adoring grandmother of five, grandchildren Jeremiah, Aaliyah, Faith, Marcel  and Dominic. From the age of seventeen, she has held firmly to the belief that “the Lord is her light and salvation” and understands that while she may not know her future, she must trusts firmly in the One that does.


Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert and her husband Jeff moved to the heart of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor in 2007 and are the proud parents of two children, Julyssa and Tomás. Prior to her 2019 election to the New Rochelle City Council, Yadira served as a New Rochelle Public Library Trustee, a member of the Lincoln Avenue Task Force, a planning committee member for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a member of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, board member of NewRo Runners, youth group leader at New Rochelle United Methodist Church and president of her homeowner’s association.

Yadira received her B.A. in History (cum laude) from St. Francis College and her law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. She practiced law for 8 years before she went back to school to obtain her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

She is currently the Dean of Students at Columbia Law School. In her free time you will find Yadira running, reading and spending time with her wonderful family.


Born and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Kyla Golding is a recent high school graduate of The Ursuline School of New Rochelle. Kyla, a peer mentor, student ambassador, and National Merit Scholar, has participated in over 400+ hours of community service during her high school career, from hospital volunteer to cross-ocean mission trips.

She is also a certified United Methodist Lay Leader of seven years and Most recently she has taken a new role in championing social change through community activism and her Instagram TV Series "Let That Melanate".

Kyla will be attending Harvard University in the fall to study History & Life Sciences - with a focus in Medicine and Society.


Tue, May 11 2021 29 Iyyar 5781