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Researching Black History in Our Communities
April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28, when we’ll gather to discuss how to discover the untold stories of the Black presence in our communities–and why it’s important to do so. The event is free.
Citizens throughout the Rivertowns, from Irvington to Ossining, have been delving deep into the racial histories of our towns, from the days of slavery through the Jim Crow era and up to today. In the process, they’re developing a greater appreciation for how people from all backgrounds contributed to building our communities as well as the legacy of injustice we are still struggling with today. This effort is also being promoted by the Episcopal Diocese of New York as part of our shared commitment to discover a path to racial justice and reconciliation.
Take part in this discussion to learn more about the difficult questions being raised and our urgent search for answers. All are welcome to this free event.
See the Schedule of Activities tab at www.repairrivertowns.org for info on joining the meeting. Check out our RepairRivertowns Facebook page as well for local and national news articles, resources, and other information.
In an increasingly diverse America, race continues to divide us because of unconscious bias, willful blindness, deeply ingrained systems of oppression, and the burdens of history we have yet to address. Rivertowns Episcopal Parishes Action on Inclusion and Race (REPAIR) is a community of Westchester citizens determined to play our part in bringing healing and justice to our society . . . starting with the local Episcopal churches in which many of us worship.