Virtual antiracist event
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On August 27th, the TriTown and Beyond Community Read group is hosting a virtual antiracist event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. which will be open to everyone in the region. This will be a televised event.
On August 1st, educators and local leaders in the tritown and beyond kicked off a “Community Read” focused on social justice. The goal of The Read is to collaboratively learn about the ways that racism plays out in society at large, as well as on the South Coast. In addition, the hope is that through listening and learning from People of Color about lived experiences of racism, everyone will take steps to create a more equitable society—so that people of all races will be able to fulfill their potential—for the benefit of society as a whole.
Now, at the halfway point in the readings, organizers invite everyone to share their thoughts and questions about the books the group has been reading: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
Everyone is invited to the online event, even if they have not completed the readings, or if they just want to listen.
The Community Read Co-sponsors are the Mattapoisett Museum, Mattapoisett Free Public Library, the Tritown Against Racism Facebook group, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, the Elizabeth Taber Library, and The Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library.
This event is free and will be held on Zoom but participants must RSVP via Eventbrite to get the link for the online conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tri-town-and-beyond-community-reads-midpoint-check-in-conversation-tickets-117584180449
This event will also be simulcast on ORCTV.
For questions or more information please contact Stacie Charbonneau Hess at (508) 524-5773.
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