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.