Press release submitted by the Fostering Racial Justice Group
The Fostering Racial Justice Group will sponsor a series of free workshops and discussions exploring race and racism in our communities at Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass. Ave., Boxborough. Sign up by email at FosteringRacialJustice@gmail.com.
What does the Confederate flag mean to you?
Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m. (snow date Marh 21)
A community discussion about the symbolism of the Confederate flay. Educators and community members will share their understandings and experiences.
Exploring Race Workshop
Thursdays, March 23, 30, and April 6, 7 p.m.
This three-week series is intended to provide framework for understanding race, bias, and the history of racism.
Islamophophia – Rumor or Reality?
Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Is Islamophobia a myth? Anti-Islamic rhetoric and policies are steadily on the rise. What does it mean to be treated as a suspect community and what can we do? Meet with Muslim panelists, listen to their experiences, and share your concerns.
What is Chinese Culture?
Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m.
It's too much to learn in one workshop, but we'll explore some common themes and begin the journey of understanding. this workshop will be led in the spirit of cultural humility — we can always learn more about cultures difference from our own — building bridges to get to know each other.
The Fostering Racial Justice Group is dedicated to engaging the community in challenging bias and systems that reinforce racism. www.FosteringRacialJustice.weebly.com