You can learn more about our these three tracks at our Virtual Kickoff on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m., on Zoom. Join us to hear from our cohort leaders and get to meet (Virtually) other participants. Register here by Tuesday, July 7.
Track 1: Virtual Book Club: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Read the book (or watch the movie, a smaller slice of the book experience)
Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m. – Virtual Happy Hour to introduce the book and get acquainted with other readers
Wednesday, July 29, noon – Lunchtime book club discussion held jointly with Mercantile Library
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. – Evening book club discussion with Mercantile Library
Track 2: Watch and Discuss “13th” Documentary
Watch the documentary on race and the U.S. criminal justice system on your own and come together for a series of three group discussions led by a facilitator.
Wednesday mornings, 9 to 10:30 a.m., July 22, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16
Track 3: Watch and Discuss PBS Series “Race: The Power of an Illusion”
Watch on your own the three-part series that explores the concept of race. Then join a series of three facilitator-led discussions.
Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m., July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22
The DEI Committee opened DEI summer events with an “Empowered Girl Talk” virtual session in June. During the session, Impact 100 president Sarah Grace Mohr quoted, “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they are falling in.”
To expand and broaden the conversations, we invite you to visit our Equity Supporters Facebook page to post comments, hear from others and continue your DEI journey.
Take this quiz to check your own Race Literacy. If you want to know the answers – join the virtual kickoff on July 8th or reach out to Deepika Andavarapu at 251-214-5143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.