race relations

Update: Date Change for the Second Community Forum on Race Relations

Flyer for Second Community Forum on Race Relations

Due to the weather forecast, the Second Community Forum on Race Relations will now be held on Thursday, February 16 from 7-9pm at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. You can download the updated flier below if you'd like to share - click "1 attachment" below, or if you are reading the full article the flier attachment can be viewed at the bottom.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will be hosting the Second Community Forum on Race Relations, in collaboration with Social Capital Inc. (SCI). As the second forum of its kind, we hope to delve even deeper into the issues of race relations. The forum will be in the form of small group discussions using a facilitation process that focuses on sharing and listening to each other's stories. We will discuss personal stories related to the topic and identify challenges we face here in Woburn.

People of all ages are encouraged to attend! Part of the #WoburnUnites effort. If you have any questions, please contact mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org.

Lutheran Church to host Second Community Forum on Race Relations

Flyer for second Community Forum on Race Relations

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, in collaboration with SCI, will be hosting the second Community Forum on Race Relations on Thursday, February 9, from 7 - 9pm. This forum follows in the footsteps of the first Community Forum which took place at St. John's Baptist Church this past October. In attendance will be a number of community leaders, including pastor Cindy Jacobsen, and it will feature small group discussions.

The forum is meant to provide a safe space for members of the Woburn community to discuss race relations and cultural diversity. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend! Please contact mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org with questions. 

Second Community Forum on Race Relations

From date: 
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 7:00pm

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will be hosting the second Community Forum on Race Relations on Thursday, February 9 with a snow date of Thursday, February 16. Times are TBD.

Looking for youth interested in panel on race relations!

Youth engaging in conversation

SCI Woburn, in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club, is planning a youth event on the topic of race relations in Woburn. We are seeking youth volunteers who would be interested in acting as panelists for the event. We are hoping to recruit 4-5 panelists in total. Their role in the discussion will be to respond to a series of questions regarding the topic of racism locally, thus facilitating an open dialogue with the audience.

If you are interested in volunteering as a youth panelist, or you know of anyone who might be a good fit, please contact Mollie O'Brien at mobrien@socialcapitalinc.org. 

Community Forum on Race Relations A Success

Audience members discussing issues at forum

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with SCI, held the first Community Forum on Race Relations this past Friday, October 28. There was great turnout from the Woburn community, who engaged in an honest and candid conversation with the discussion panel, consisting of five community leaders and one Woburn Memorial High School (WMHS) student. Among the panel were Mayor Scott Galvin, St. John's Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, Woburn United Methodist Church's Rev. Dr. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang, Police Chief Tom Ferullo, Superintendent of School's Mark Donovan, and WMHS sophomore student, Francis Kitiibwa. The forum was moderated by SCI's David Crowley, alongside Ron Walker.

As the first in what we hope to be a series of related forums, it was a great success for not only SCI and St. John's Baptist Church, but for the community of Woburn as a whole. At the end of the forum, Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson thanked the audience members and panelists, "Let's not make this one night only. Let's come up with a plan to make this two nights, three nights, however long it takes." 

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