On Tuesday, January 9th we’ll be continuing the frank community conversation about how we are doing in our hometown on issues of race and racial equality. In the wake of tragic events in communities of color and escalating political polarization around issues of race, we can’t quietly wish this were someone else’s problem. So we’re going to continue to talk about how we can face it, own it, and change it.
We’ll be stretching to live into the long-promised vision of our founders that “all men are created equal” – right here in our hometown. It’s a big promise our founders made, and we’re going to have to get a little uncomfortable if we’re going to rise to it. We say we’re up to the challenge. (Dinner – because this will probably make us hungry – is on us.) This project is a partnership with Leon County Government. Learn more about the our award-winning series in partnership with Leon County, The Club of Honest Citizens.
Oh and please bring a friend who’s racially or ethnically different than you. And spend some time between now and then stretching to include more diversity in your life. This is a big challenge, executed one person at a time. Read our 5-Foot Challenge to you (and to ourselves).