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“Continuing Conversations on Race: How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time”

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team are presenting “Continuing Conversations on Race.” We’re back in the library and on Zoom on Monday, December 20th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Living while black can be dangerous. Looking at headlines in the news demonstrates the narrative of racial injustice. We’ll look at ways daily activities like eating, walking, or generally “living while Black” by people of color are often considered threatening to white people, who turn to police to ensure personal comfort. We’ll take time to consider where the power is and discover the ways we can change the narrative. There is a structure to systematic racism. By changing our actions, we can change the stories of trauma into stories of healing for us all.

Please come prepared to share personal stories of injustice that you’ve seen or experienced and suggestions for change.

These ongoing conversations are a safe and welcoming place in which we explore our own privilege and biases, our questions, and where we continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories so that we can best make a difference. It is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement.

This program will be hybrid, offered in person and on Zoom. Register for the Zoom link here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This program is co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.

Details

Date:
December 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Library Director

Venue

Meeting Room
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, 01945
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