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Woburn Community Forum to focus on race relations

"Woburn Community Forum to focus on race relations," by Social Capital Inc. (SCI), WickedLocal Woburn (February 6, 2017)

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, in collaboration with Woburn Social Capital Inc., will be hosting the second Community Forum on Race Relations from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 (NEW DATE due to snow) at the church, 60 Forest Park Road. This will be the second forum of its kind, following the first which was held at St. John's Baptist Church.

The purpose of this forum is to delve even deeper into the issue of race relations, through sharing experiences and identifying challenges. The forum will be in the form of small group discussions using a facilitation process that focuses on sharing and listening to each other's stories. Participants will discuss personal stories related to the topic and identify challenges faced here in Woburn. Organizers hope to end the forum with next steps that individuals can take to address race relations in the community.Read more

Wicked Local Woburn Highlights SCI's Race Relations Forum

SCI President David Crowley speaks at forum
"St. John's Baptist Church hosts race relations forum," by Heather Beasley Doyle, Wicked Local Woburn (November 1, 2016)

St. John's Baptist Church, in collaboration with SCI, held the first Community Forum on Race Relations on Friday, October 28. There was great turnout from the Woburn community, who engaged in an honest and candid conversation with the discussion panel, consisting of a number of community leaders within Woburn. Some members of the press were there, including Heather Beasley Doyle from Wicked Local Woburn. Her article highlights the events of the forum, including a number of great quotes from both panelists and audience members. She explores some of the tougher conversations that were had, as well as expressing the community's interest in further such forums.

Click here to read Heather's article in full.

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