January 18, 2018 –
Cracking the Code:
Examining Racial Bias, Supporting Racial Justice
Hosted by Interfaith Council of Franklin County
Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:30pm vegetarian potluck, 6pm program
Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield
The Interfaith Council of Franklin County will present an evening training on understanding systemic racial bias, Thursday January 18 at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce Street in Greenfield. The program will begin with a shared meal at 5:30 pm followed by a film and discussion at 6 pm and is open to the public and free of charge.
“The council wants to contribute to civic dialogue and intergroup relations,” according to Ben Tousley, president of ICFC.“This training is our regular monthly meeting and we are very pleased to share this program with the community.”
The program will begin at 6:00PM sharp with the screening of a film called “Cracking the Code” and a facilitated discussion by Lora Wondoloski and Zaida Govan. Both women have extensive experience in human development and undoing racism. Wondolowski is the founder of Leadership Pioneer Valley and Govan is a professor at Simmons College and UMass in social and family systems.
Temple Israel will provide a main dish of lasagna. Participants are welcome to bring a salad, beverage, vegetable side or dessert. Temple Israel is a vegetarian facility.
The Interfaith Council of Franklin County seeks to bring together faith communities and organizations for the purpose of dialogue, information sharing, celebration and social transformation, with forums for greater understanding, spiritual enrichment and social justice. For more information please contact Interfaith Council president Ben Tousley at 413-475-3592.