A discussion on race and racism

September 3, 2020 (Canandaigua, NY)—Wood Library and the City of Canandaigua’s Equity and Diversity Task Force present a three-part virtual discussion series on race and racism from September 15-17, 2020.  The series will address how race shapes mental health and community, politics, and media.  Each night the discussion will be led by different panelists including faculty from area colleges and universities, activists, and authors.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 7:00-9:00PM

Race and Racism in Community and Mental Health

Guest panelists:

Dr. Kiyah Nayame, Professor of Sociology, Monroe Community College

Dr. Sim Covington Jr., Chief Diversity Officer, Academic and Student Affairs, Finger Lakes Community College

Dr. J. Ricky Price, Professor of Political Science, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7:00-9:00PM

Race and Racism in Politics

Guest panelists:

Mary Lupien, Rochester City Council, East District

Virgil Slade, Professor of History and Africana Studies, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Dr. Khuram Hussain, Professor of Education and Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7:00-9:00PM

Race and Racism in Media

Guest panelists:

Catyra Polland, Author and Creator/Hostess of Editor Knows Best

Mia Birdsong, Pathfinder, Activist, and Storyteller

Sejal Shah, Author and Professor of Creative Writing

Jessica Farrell, Predoctoral fellow at Fisher Center for Gender and Justice, Hobart & Williams Smith Colleges

Inspired by the National League of Cities Project REAL:  Race, Equity and Leadership, this series will help community members discuss and come to understand how race impacts every aspect of American life.

The public is invited to participate using the virtual webinar platform Zoom.  Registration is required and can be accessed at woodlibrary.org/calendar.  For additional information about this discussion series, contact Adult Services Librarian Alexis Lawrence at alawrence@pls-net.org.

Wood Library is a full-service public library serving everyone who resides in the Canandaigua City School District.  To learn more about Wood Library, go to www.woodlibrary.org.