Past Program: Conversations About Racism, with Jeanne Hall, Dick Hall, and Gloria Matlock – June 10 & 17, 2021

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  nd how as individuals and a community we can learn to appreciate and understand perspectives different from our own.