Wed, Nov 28|
Bedford Branch Library
discussions across difference
join a group of Brooklyn neighbors for a warm and frank conversation about how the topic of race informs our daily lives, while creating opportunities for authentic connection. real neighbors. real conversation. real issues.
Time & Location
Nov 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bedford Branch Library, 496 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
About the event
"Difficult Conversations In A Safe Environment --
Join Racial Justice BK's Living Room Group"
For nearly two years, the Racial Justice BK working group has held a confidential, well-facilitated discussion group where we come together to share, listen, connect, and learn from our personal experiences of racism – and hopefully grow. Through personal storytelling, reflection, and deep dive discussion, participants recognize the many ways racism manifests as an institutional phenomenon, and understand how race and racism affects every one of us in deeply personal ways.
In these last two challenging years we’ve seen a surge in hate crimes. The end of October, with shootings in both Louisville, Kentucky and at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, felt like an inflection point. The midterm election itself -- with its fear-based narrative of a “caravan of invaders” and widespread voter suppression -- animated the darkest impulses of many Americans, making us feel helpless at times. In response, many friends have reached out, seeking an understanding, safe, non-judgmental community like the Living Room Group.
For this reason, we've decided to broaden our reach and continue this work. In two weeks -- Wednesday evening, November 28, from 6-8pm -- we'll be meeting at the Bedford Public Library and look forward to adding your voice to our ongoing conversation as we aspire to build a more compassionate community.