Continuing Conversations On Race

Last spring– after “White Lives Matter” flyers were distributed in town — a few groups sponsored a community conversation on race.

The overflow crowd did not agree on everything. But many attendees said they’d like a follow-up meeting to discuss what life is like for African Americans in Westport and similar communities.

TEAM-Westport-logo2That 2nd conversation on race is set for this Sunday (October 18, 3 p.m., Westport Library). It’s organized by TEAM Westport, the Library and Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy.

The event is headlined by Dr. Susan Toliver, chair of the sociology department at Iona College and an expert on multiculturalism. It includes a panel, moderated by Rev. Alison Patton of Saugatuck Congregational Church.

The ideas expressed on Sunday may be difficult for some.

Ignoring them, though, is far tougher

2 responses to “Continuing Conversations On Race

  1. Jill von Schmidt

    The quicker we all figure out that we’re all part of the human race, the better off we’ll all be. There’s just varying degrees of melanin in our skin…

  2. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Why does the United States of America continue to make distinctions?