Thursday, August 13, 2015

Conversation on race provides community dialogue

From Missouri-

Racism, according to most dictionaries, is “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”

The Northland Justice Coalition, in partnership with Communities Creating Opportunity, held a Northland Conversation on Race, Privilege and Power at the end of July at Grace Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Susan McCann, the rector at Grace Episcopal, welcomed guests as both the church’s lead pastor and a member of the Northland Justice group. People from all across the metropolitan area — including leaders from Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit in Missouri, and Lenexa and Leawood in Kansas — joined in the conversation as well as Liberty leaders including Councilman Gene Gentrup, state Rep. Nick King and Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Tucker.

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