Racial Justice Initiatives


Sun, Sept 13 by zoom @ 7pm, Racial Justice Advocacy & Learning Group (first conversation):

Zoom link and password required. M onthly topical conversations.This group is also making decisions re priorities and ongoing advocacy in valley around businesses, sporting industry, education and other areas of interest.

5:30pm – Tue, Sept 15 or 9am – Fri, Sept 18: Traces of the Trade Film Screening & Discussion: 
Registration is required for this online event; admission is free. Content is appropriate for family viewing. Visit www.jacksonlibrary.org or www.jacksoncommunitychurch.org for registration and information about the event. Register for free via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traces-of-the-trade-registration-120275524331. More info on the documentary is available via. www.tracesofthetrade.org.
Excerpt from press release: Jackson Public Library and Jackson Community Church co-sponsor the timely online screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North, followed by a discussion facilitated by co-hosts Dain Perry and his wife Constance Perry. Facilitator Dain Perry is one of nine cousins featured in this documentary that unearths a hidden legacy of slavery in America. Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North, first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, follows the journey by filmmaker Katrina Browne  and nine of her cousins — including Dain Perry — into the dark past of the slave trade, which enriched their white New England family.  Allow three hours to watch the film and share in the conversation.

Oct 8, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast, from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick Film ScreeningLink for registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gS5qkrVBhRodnk8ZiLSwE2b-VyG3bkjlw2hZ5_-8n-g/editMore info: Mt Washington Valley libraries (with thanks to Conway for initiating and coordinating it) will co-host a Zoom program on October 8th called All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast, from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick

Seminars & Trainings (some are time sensitive so register immediately if interested)Crossroads Antiracism Training Sessions: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/crossroadsantiracismorganizingtrainingDeepening Connection and Understanding Across NH’s Urban/Rural Divide:

Reading & community book clubs:
Note: Church also has lending library out front by doors.
Sign books out as you wish.
Two local book clubs are reading books from recommended lists
One of them is: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele
Library is developing a broad selection of children’s and adult reading options

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