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Cracking the Code: A Training on Systems of Racial Bias
Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Interfaith Council of Franklin County is pleased to present a community event on examining racial bias on Thursday January 18.After our usual shared meal and community announcements, we will host facilitators Lora Wondolowski* and Zaida Govan* for a film screening and training/discussion. Please join us for this event. Be prepared for a full program! Where: Temple Israel Greenfield, 27 Pierce Street, in the downstairs social hall. When: Dinner at 5:30 for those coming from work. A vegetarian lasagna will be provided. Temple Israel is a kosher facility. Guests are encouraged to bring salad, a vegetable side dish, a beverage or dessert. Program begins at 6:00PM sharp! What: Lora and Zaida will screen and help us draw the lessons of a film called Cracking the Code. The stories presented in the film help us examine systems of racial inequality. Please plan to stay until the end of the program at 8:30 (a little later than our usual ending time). We will have a short break at 8:00 for those that need to depart. Why: ICFC is offering this program with the hopes that people of good will and good skill can contribute to social norms and systems that work for everyone. *Lora Wondolowski has been the executive director of Leadership Pioneer Valley since 2011. Before that, she was the founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Lora has been actively involved in training, facilitation, and conversations around diversity, inclusion, and racism. She completed the Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work from the Interaction Institute for Social Change. *Zaida Govan is an adjunct professor of social activism and family systems at Simmons College and UMass Springfield. She has over 25 years of experience in social work, community and mental health with diverse populations.