We were thrilled and heartened by the turnout to Monday’s (June 25, 2018) workshop, Talking about Race: Staying Curious, Moving Forward and Being Part of the Solution! Thank you all for participating in what was an extremely meaningful and honest conversation.
The Library can’t thank Grace Aldrich and Jim Guy enough for their willingness to start this crucial conversation! We would also like out to give a shout-out to Allen Davis who couldn’t be with us, but whose initial questions and research led to this community workshop.
We ran out of handouts early on so if you didn’t get one please click on the links below to download them.
- Chapter from “so you want to talk about race” by Ijeoma Oluo
- Chapter from “Tears We Cannot Stop A Sermon to White America” by Michael Eric Dyson
- List of Resources – articles, books, podcasts
- History of Reparations – Allen Davis’ initial research that started the whole project
- Adrienne Maree Brown’s Poem
So, the conversation has started and now it is up to us to continue it.
The Library is going to host a book group dedicated to expanding our understanding of this crucial topic. If you are interested in participating or just learning more, please email Mary at Mhubbard@peterboroughnh.gov.
And do read the write up in Tuesday’s Keene Sentinel!