Community Invited To Conversation On Local Racism

COMMUNITY News:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in partnership with the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, presents the second in a series of conversations on the topic of race and racism in our community.

Join us at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road, next to Mountain Elementary School. Join us in an exploration of how race and perceptions of about have affected local people of color in the community.

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” This little phrase may seem simple but it allows us to pause and to share a conversation about those things that are important in our hearts and in our lives.

The issue of race has been in our history. The issue of race has caused division. The issue of race is before us now. It is our hope that this listening post will create an opportunity to raise awareness about issues of race both within and beyond our community; to break stereotypes, through dialogue and discussion of race and to promote dialogue about race with compassion and understanding.

We will have a panel of individuals who will give us the opportunity to listen and to learn. We will enter a listening space at 7 p.m., break with light refreshments and enter a question and answer time for learning until 8:30 p.m.

This personal and engaging cross-cultural event is open to the community. Please invite friends, colleagues, and family who wish to hear and learn from people in this community about how race impacts their lives.

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