In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd, join us for a Local Color “listen-in” to hear from 5 community members who open their hearts and minds to help us all grow in our understanding for our fellow human beings… our neighbors.
From conversations between friends who’ve been gathering for 3 years to talk about race, no matter how much white people care about the Floyd tragedy and its aftermath, it’s hard to comprehend just how visceral the trauma is for black people – and how bracing the impact is on their lives.
The Equality in Life series is part of our Local Color Project, made possible by the generous support of Bank of America.
In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd, join us for a Local Color “listen-in” to hear from 5 community members who have opened their hearts and minds to help us all grow in our understanding for our fellow human beings… our neighbors. In this episode, you’ll hear an open discussion on racism in America, particularly focused on recent events, by a group of Local Color participants who have been meeting for 3 years to discuss race in our society. They have built strong relationships among a diverse group of people, in an effort to come together to make progress on one of our nation’s most critical issues.
The conversation was somewhat lengthy so we broke it up into two podcast episodes. Part 1 begins with the heartbreak and exhaustion that comes with grieving George Floyd and so many others like him. Part 2 begins with thoughts on the Amy Cooper situation – she’s the white woman who recently called the police on a black man in Central Park when he reminded her that her dog was supposed to be on a leash.
As discussed in Part 1, click here to access the Everyday Discrimination Scale by Harvard’s David R. Williams.
We are so thankful to this brave group of community members for sharing their thoughts and experiences and for being willing to be vulnerable in the interest of deeper understanding and progress.
Look for more Local Color episodes coming out soon as we share the community discussions happening in our Equality in Life programs – A Series of Conversations About Racial Equality in Our Hometown.