John Meixner, Regional Superintendent of Schools
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Racial Taboo Event - Does Race Still Matter?

Racial Taboo Event - Does Race Still Matter?

MACOMB, IL—Have you thought to yourself that you don’t understand why there’s so much  emphasis on “race issues''? Maybe you believe that building relationships across differences is  necessary for change, but you aren’t sure how to initiate such relationships? Or perhaps you do  understand why “race” is continually brought up in conversations and the news, but you realize that you don’t have very many friends that aren’t of your same race? If you’ve asked any of these  or similar questions, this experience is for you! 

Join One Human Family-Macomb, the City of Macomb, the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center, Illinois Extension, the Shared Community Action Group, and the Western Illinois Regional Council Community Action Agency Victim Services for a kickoff  to Black History month event on January 31, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center  at Western Illinois University. Designed specifically to build relationships between different  groups of people in Macomb, this event includes a viewing of Racial Taboo, a 50-minute documentary exploring societal divisions that keep people apart. The documentary includes  candid interviews and research findings, all while exploring how to build relationships with  others in our community. Small group discussions will be held immediately after the film with  the hope that they will continue throughout the community. 

This free event is open to the public. See you there! 

Any questions about this event can be emailed to: [email protected]  

For more information about One Human Family-Macomb go to: OHFMacomb.org.

OHF Macomb is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Thank you to the City of Macomb, the  Western Illinois University Multicultural Center, Illinois Extension, the Shared Community  Action Group, and the Western Illinois Regional Council Community Action Agency Victim  Services for helping to sponsor this event.  

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