Disrupting Racism Series Concludes!

Hermayne Gordon

Thank you to everyone who attended our Disrupting Racism Learning Series! We had a great turnout with over 40 participants from the Woburn, Winchester and Winthrop area. The workshops were facilitated by Executive Director of Network for Social Justice, Liora Norwich and recently appointed Interim Assistant Director of the Woburn Library, Hermayne Gordon. 

Participants engaged in thoughtful and reflective conversations regarding their own understanding of race and racism. In each session, they learned key concepts, terms, and theories. Many teachers attended these sessions to learn how to bring these conversations into their classrooms. The final workshop ended with a presentation and discussion on racism in the suburbs and the ways housing policies affect racial equity.  

We appreciate everyone who joined us and participated in these engaging and impactful discussions. During this time, it is important to keep on educating ourselves about the ways in which we can interrupt racism in our own communities. Below is a list of books that were shared by participants who attended the screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North. They address many of the issues brought up in the Disrupting Racism Series. 



More resources can be found on our webpage here: http://sciwoburn.org/traces