3 2020

Faith-Based Conversation on Race In NH

6:00PM - 7:30PM  


Members of the Jewish, Catholic, and Protestent Faith Communities (including Rabbi Beth Davidson) invite you to a conversation about our faiths and race relations. A number of community leaders have been working on this project, including, but not limited to, Reverend Jason Wells of the New Hampshire Council of Churches, Attorney Bob Dunn of the Diocese of Manchester, Susan Gabert, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Campus Ministry at St. Anselm's College, Peter McBride, Director, Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, James T McKim, Manchester NAACP, and Dina Michael Chaitowitz of the JFNH Board of Directors.

December 3 is Part 1 of an ongoing discussion. In this segment, members of different faith communities will talk about why, given their religion, we care or should care about race relations.  The event features representatives of several faiths about speaking about what in their faiths compels them to consider issues of diversity, intolerance, and racism. Panelists include: Rabbi Davidson of Temple Adath Yeshurun, Susan Gabert of Saint Anselm College, and James McKim of St. Mathhew Episcopal Church (and Chair of the Manchester NAACP). In January, we will meet again to hear from members of Gov. Sununu's Covid-9 Equity Task Force. All the participants, including the "audience," will join small groups to talk about what in their own faith compels them to consider issues of diversity, intolerance, and racism.
Part 2 will involve a presentation by members of the Governor's Covid-19 Equity Response Team, including Dottie R. Morris, Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Keene State College, and Kirsten Durzy, Epidemiologist/Evaluator for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Sponsor: JFNH, NH Council of Churches, Diocese of Manchester, St. Anselm's Church, Cohen Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies