Wednesday, June 8 & 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
Outdoors, under the tent at Carnegie Public Library
201 Avenue A, Turners Falls (Great Falls), MA
Racial Justice Rising and the Wheeler Memorial Library co-hosted this 2-part program focusing on the experiences of three local Black people. Jeanne Hall, Gloria Matlock, and Dick Hall generously shared what it means to them to be Black in Franklin County, MA, and in this country, including discussing their thoughts and feelings about the George Floyd murder and the violent storming of the Capitol on January 6th in an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election.
The discussion was moderated by Allen Davis, an educator and racial justice advocate.
Dick, Gloria, and Jeanne’s experiences were the starting point for an open and thoughtful conversation about racism and how as individuals and a community we can learn to appreciate and understand perspectives different from our own.
Our programs are supported in part by grants from these Local Cultural Councils: Amherst, Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.