January Chapter Meeting – Thursday, January 10

Building Bridges: Race and Cultural Engagement

 Why are we uncomfortable talking about race?  What are the intended and unintended consequences of the Austin 1928 race codes?  Why are the UT Austin admission criteria contested by white students as “reverse racism”?  How does racism affect the white community?  What can we do about racism in our community?

Join us on January 10 as Rev. Mike Manor, of the Travis County Sherriff’s Building Bridges: Brick by Brick program, explores how to break down the walls of racism and race privilege, power and fear, to build strong bridges of unity across our community and law enforcement.

Rev. Manor, an Associate Minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, is a certified mediator with a MS in Social Work from the University of Texas.  Building Bridges is a community agenda initiative launched by Sheriff Greg Hamilton as a continuous effort at creating, accomplishing meaningful and sustainable conversations between Travis County residents, faith communities, public safety communities, and law enforcement.

Please join us on Thursday, January 10, at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Rd., for this interesting program.   Snacks and visiting begin at 6:30pm; the program begins at 7:00.

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