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Conversations on Race and Conversations on Race with Poverty

Conversations on Race and Conversations on Race with Poverty are free, facilitated conversations about race and its impact on all of us. Each two-hour conversation is unique, and everyone participates. Offered with community partners at libraries throughout the Monroe County Library System. 

Winter 2017 Conversations on Race Schedule: 

 Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield  585-340-8720, Conversations on Race with Poverty, Thursday, February 2, 6 – 8pm

 Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street, Pittsford  585-248-6275, Conversations on Race, Sunday, February 26, 2 - 4pm

 

Conversations on Race facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion on questions such as:  

  •  How segregated is my life?  
  • In what surroundings am I most aware that I have a racial identity?   
  • To what extent is privilege a factor in not having to think about my racial identity?  
  • Who or what raises questions about race for me?  

Conversations on Race with Poverty facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion exploring the connection of race to poverty. 

     

Presented by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) in collaboration with: Jim Berger; Velverly Caldwell, Metro Justice; Renee Frazier, Marketing A La Renee, Inc.; Donna Goldberg, FFRPL;Jerry Ingram; Steve Jarose, The National Coalition Building Institute; Ann Johnson, ACT Rochester; Rebecca Johnson, RIT; Kit Miller, The MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence; Jim Thompson; Judy A. Toyer, Esq.; MacClurg Vivian, Race Relations Trainer; Sherry Walker-Cowart, The Center for Dispute Settlement  

If you would like to schedule a Conversation on Race for your organization, workplace or place of worship, contact Donna Goldberg at 585.385.4866.

To learn about more opportunities for racial engagement, click here to view the Directory of Racial Justice Engagement Opportunities in Rochester NY, prepared by the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County.

To learn more about Unconscious Bias - The Need to Talk About Race and How To Do It workshops offered by the YWCA, click here







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