June 5, 2018

Talking About Race

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An Examination of the Experience of Race in our Community

On Monday, June 25th at 7 pm, the community is invited to the Peterborough Town Library to participate in a workshop entitled, “Talking about Race: Staying Curious, Moving Forward and Being Part of the Solution.”

The evening is designed to encourage an open and thoughtful conversation on race and how as a community we can learn to appreciate and understand experiences and perspectives different from our own.  At the center of the conversation will be the experiences of two local African-American residents, Grace Aldrich and Jim Guy.  They have generously offered to share their personal experiences of what it means to be African American in the US today. These experiences will be the starting point for our group conversation as the participants examine what they learned, and how they can move forward individually and as a community to be even more inclusive and compassionate with the resources at hand.

Grace Aldrich is a massage therapist, singer, and storyteller. She became interested in the healing practice of storytelling after performing in the local Black Fly Story Hour Series in Peterborough.  Jim. moved to New England in 1973 to work as a sales professional.  Jim and his wife, Rosemary, have been living in NH since 1985 and moved to Dublin in 1998.  Jim is semi-retired, is a member of the Monadnock Rotary club, and performs volunteer work for local and international organizations.

The program is free and open to the public.  Please register for the workshop by calling the Library or emailing Mary Hubbard at mhubbard@peterboroughnh.gov.

Author: Corinne Chronopoulos
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