Somerville Media Center to host “Let’s Talk About Race”: A Symposium and Panel Discussion about race in Somerville and beyond held on Saturday, January 19 from 11am – 1:30pm at Somerville Media Center (90 Union Square). Join the Conversation!
Let’s Talk About Race is a podcast and radio show that invites people from all backgrounds to engage in courageous conversations around issues related to race. Join host Diane Wong and Somerville Media Center by welcoming back a panel of the past years’ guests who will share their experiences and expertise. Afterwards, join us for a community meal and participate in racial dialogues facilitated by our panelists.
Motivation behind the event…
Wong shares that, “Our country has a long history of race oppression. Because of this largely unprocessed history, fear of discussing race permeates our national culture. Somerville is no different. We must engage with race in order to break the cycles of oppression that penetrate our lives.” In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, come learn from a panel of educators, activists, young people, and community members who have engaged in these critical conversations over the past year as part of Wong’s ongoing episodes to her “Let’s Talk About Race” show.
The panel discussion participants include:
- Pharaoh Saunders: Cambridge, MA, Political Science Student at The University of Massachusetts Boston.
podcast episode: https://soundcloud.com/healingwithdiane/04122018-pharaoh-luca-andrew
- Tina Cabral: Somerville, MA, Somerville Media Center
- Raeshelle Cooke: Boston, MA, Filmmaker & Founder of RMC Pictures
podcast episode: https://soundcloud.com/healingwithdiane/raeshelle-cooke-20181227-19-00-00
- Heather McCormack: Somerville, MA, SMC Youth Media Director
podcast episode: https://soundcloud.com/healingwithdiane/heather-mack-on-the-legacy-of-white-supremacy
- Crystal Chandler: Boston Filmmaker and Producer
Following the panel discussion there will be a community meal, and break out dialogues with trained facilitators which will facilitate discussion on “Where are we now?” and “Where do we go from here?” We need all of our input, so please join the conversation with us!
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Heather McCormack at 617-628-8826, or email email@example.com.
Somerville Media Center is a Somerville Media Center (SMC) is a vibrant electronic media maker-space that exists to foster creativity, innovation and community expression through training, production resources and global distribution. SMC is home to Somerville Community Access TV (SCATV) Channel 3, Boston Free Radio (BFR), Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN) and SMC Youth Media and fosters numerous collaborations with community partners. SMC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization overseen by a volunteer board of directors and run by a staff of four media professionals. We are proud to receive support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.