Diversity, Dignity, and Dialogue: Learning from Ferguson
The recent situation in Ferguson, Missouri involving the shooting of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer and the protests that followed has brought much-needed attention to the enduring racial divisions and disparities permeating our society. On Monday, September 22nd, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church invites the community to an open conversation and guided discussion, “Diversity, Dignity, and Dialogue: Learning from Ferguson.” The dialogue will address racial dynamics, what we can learn from Ferguson, and how we can identify and overcome racism in our communities here in Central Texas.
Sid stated: “When President Obama first ran for the presidency, he said that racism was this country’s original sin. Slavery, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination are unfortunate parts of our history. As a nation, it’s important for us to acknowledge our past and how it still plays a role in our present. At Trinity, social justice is a vital component of who we are and how we interact with the world. Only by working together to fight racism and inequality can we hope to create a more just future for everyone. This event is one way that we’re working to Read More