This spring, we’ve hosted two of four Community Conversations on race equity. This season’s series is designed to engage community members in thoughtful and respectful conversation facilitated by Shawn Newton, a member of the city of Salem Race Equity Task Force. Our first sessions focused on coming to an understanding of what racism is, and the discussions proved to be insightful and thought-provoking. We look forward to the third session on May 23, and we hope that you will consider joining us.
Community Conversations: Understanding Racism and the Journey of the Race Equity Task Force will be held in person at The House of the Seven Gables Visitors Center from 6-8 p.m.
These events are free to the public. While we hope you are able to join us each month, it is not necessary to attend every session.
May 23, 2022, 6-8PM
Session 3: The Charge
Salem’s Race Equity Task Force was charged with identifying systemic and institutional racial inequities and, to the best of their ability, recommending potential strategies to help overcome those disparities. Our third interactive dialogue will not only focus on what this journey was like but discuss additional ways the community could work together in addressing disparities.