Winooski MLK Day 2017

Beyond Martin Luther King Jr.: Exploring Guilt & Racism: 1/16/17 @ the Winooski Senior Center 1pm – 3pm

Join us for a free community meal and facilitated discussion (presented by the Vermont Peace & Justice Center) highlighting the importance of talking about racism as a current issue that affects people in all communities.

MLK Day can be a wonderful time to remember the power of community awareness and action. This program highlights the importance of thinking and talking about racism as a current issue that affects people in all communities. It includes an exploration of White Fragility, a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. Being able to name and recognize White Fragility can be a helpful way to stay engaged in discussions about racism, even when they become uncomfortable. We hope that this hour long program helps people gain skills to continue to fight for the racial justice for which Martin Luther King Jr. worked so tirelessly.

The free community meal will be from 1pm – 2pm and the discussion will take place from 2pm – 3pm. Please join us! Email vista@winooskivt.org or call 802 655 6410 for more information.

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