Tonight! Conversations on Race: Growing Through Our Discomfort

This year’s Conversations on Race forum will be held on Wednesday, May 30th, 7:30 pm at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel.  This forum is a community dialogue about race-related issues facing our community.  Conversations on Race is an annual event that serves part of the Community Coalition on Race’s mission to provide residents with opportunities to engage in honest dialogue between racial groups.  The goal is to have community discussion and to develop deeper understanding.

We are pleased to announce that we have two distinguished speakers for the evening: Barbara Heisler and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad.  Ms. Heisler and Dr. Muhammad are both community leaders who together have expertise on intentional integration as well as civil rights and African American studies.   They will initiate the community discussion with brief talks.

Please join us for this important opportunity to see how perceptions of race, how we talk about race to one another, and how we speak about different cultural groups in public discourse affect our day-to-day experience here.  We believe that with persistence and a willingness to speak frankly about difficult issues surrounding race, we can improve our entire community over time.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended because seating is limited.  To reserve a seat, please fill out the Contact Us form by clicking on the Contact Us tab on the right or call 973-761-6116.

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