Race Conversations – 6/18 (Tues)

When: Tuesday, June 18th – 6:30-7:30pm

Last March “A History of the Concept of Race” was presented by Dr. William Edelglass at the Waterbury Public Library.  Professor Edelglass commented that the group elicited the most sincere post-talk he had ever witnessed.  The group decided to continue the conversation on race.  Beginning Tuesday, May 21st, from 6:30-7:30 and meeting the 3rd Tuesday of the month thereafter, this group will explore the questions of race, culture, power and equity to name but a few topics.

The book by Ijeoma Oluo, “So you want to talk about race?” will serve as the text for discussion. Interested participants can pick up a paper copy of Chapter 1 “So you want to talk about race?” at the library. We will be working through the chapters throughout the summer.

Participants can order a copy of Oluo’s book through the library’s interlibrary loan. Ask at the Help Desk. Bridgeside books will be offering a 15% discount for the book if folks want to purchase their own.

All members of the community are invited to join in the conversation of race. What is the meaning of race?  What is the impact of racism on our community?  Eventually and hopefully, the question will arise: what can we do about it?

This series will be facilitated by Life LeGeros from South Duxbury. He works at the University of Vermont as a professional development coordinator partnering with educators to help middle schools become more student centered. He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and strives to deepen his understanding of equity every day through professional learning, reading, and engaging on Twitter with experts and conversations such as #ClearTheAir.