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“Conversations On Race”, Co-sponsored by the Marblehead Racial Justice Team and the Abbot Public Library
May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team will be co-hosting an informal gathering, “Conversations on Race,” on Monday, May 22nd, at 7:00 pm. We will meet in the Library’s upper level “Marblehead Room.”
Our intent is to provide a place where topics related to the issue of race can be discussed safely and honestly, to further the creation of an inclusive community, in our town and in the wider society.
For each session, there will be a specific topic to explore. The discussions will be facilitated by members of the Marblehead Racial Justice Team who bring their background in racial justice and group facilitation to support the conversation.
On May 22nd, we will use a short video from the New York Times series “Who, Me? Biased?” called “Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism,” about the concept of “implicit bias,” as a point of departure.
We welcome people of all races and backgrounds to come together, on May 22nd, to converse, listen and engage. Our hope is that this will be an opportunity to learn and grow, by hearing, and reflecting upon, each other’s stories and perspectives. We plan to continue these conversations, with a scheduled gathering on the third Monday of each month.