A Community Conversation: Discussing Race and Racism

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Date(s) - 01/26/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Presented in partnership with The First Church of Christ, Unitarian (Lancaster)
Tuesday, January 26 (2021) from 6 – 8 PM 
This is a virtual ONLINE event – Please register here and a link will be emailed to you a few weeks prior to the event. FREE and Open to the Public

Join us online for a moderated discussion between local leaders.

This forum is meant to create a safe and welcoming environment for conversation, to elevate voices of Black and Brown people, to understand White privilege, to share insights and language for engaging in productive conversations about structural racism, and to open a local dialogue.

We recognize that this conversation is difficult for people in various ways. We invite anybody from anywhere or any background to attend. We hope this conversation will attract people interested in exploring these topics further, no matter what perspective they may have.

We’re taking questions in advance from the public and those who plan to attend our event. Have a question that you want to ask our panel or a panelist? You can submit a question on your registration form or to submit an anonymous question, fill out this form.

An email with the event link will be sent to you a few weeks prior to the event in a reminder email.

The panelists
Sedruola Maruska – Lancaster resident and First Church parishioner
Wil Darcangelo – Minister, First Church of Christ Unitarian and First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Fitchburg
Juliette M. Willoughby Esq., MSW. – International Speaker and Author, Lancaster Resident
Lieutenant Everett Moody – Lancaster Police
Joe Howell – Residential Program Director, Perkins
Laura Friend – Principal, Luther Burbank Middle School

Moderator
Michael W. Ames – President and CEO, Perkins and RFK Children’s Action Corps

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, and our Supporting Sponsor, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.