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Theme: A Conversation About Race

This event occurred on
June 14, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
East Hartford, Connecticut
United States

In these downbeat times, we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicious effects of our racial divide and pernicious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power. We simply cannot enter the twenty-first century at each other's throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks. We are at a crucial crossroad in the history of this nation--and we either hang together by combating these forces that divide and degrade us or we hang separately. Do we have the intelligence, humor, imagination, courage, tolerance, love, respect, and will to meet the challenge? Time will tell. None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.
― Cornel West, Race Matters

Following on last month’s talks on the power of personal stories, we’ll continue the discussion with two talks on race and how we might work to overcome our own biases and preconceptions.

East Hartford Public Library
840 Main Street
East Hartford, Connecticut, 06108
United States
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East Hartford, CT, United States