Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group

Have you felt like the race problems in our would are too big but you are still concerned and want to make a difference? Have you wondered about questions like, “How can I talk comfortably with someone who is different from me? Why is it important to talk about race? What brought us to this place and time with regard to racial issues? What would a racially just and equitable society look and feel like? Will we ever get there?”

We invite you to join in the discussion. The group will start by looking at some of the historical events and doctrines, perpetuated by community institutions and the government that have affected race and racial perceptions.

3rd Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Brookside Classroom 1


Multiracial Awareness Group Meets March 20

Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom 1

Please join us and participate in this month’s discussion about our nation’s past and current problems concerning race. Our focus this month turns to finding ourselves in our history of racism. How has racism impacted your life? What does “living in a racial bubble” mean to you? As always, there will be the optional opportunity to go to lunch together following the discussion.

Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. Check the Resident Directory in MyErickson for phone and/or email contact.

Multiracial Awareness Group Presents on the Civil Rights Movement on Feb. 20

The Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group continues its monthly exploration into our history of racism.

The Civil Rights Movement
presented by Arthur Jones
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10 – 11:30 AM
Brookside Classroom #1

Learn about the influence the Civil Rights Movement had on our laws and our attitudes, then and now. Arthur Jones, a Charlestown resident, was deeply involved with the March on Washington during the Civil Rights Movement as a reporter and journalist. He will share his personal accounting of some of the more contentious moments in the battle for the Civil Rights Act.

The Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group invites everyone to attend its monthly discussion meeting to better understand racial issues we face in our society today. Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. See the Resident Directory in MyErickson for contact information.

Multiracial Awareness Group Meets November 21st

The newly formed Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group will meet for its second meeting on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Brookside Classroom #1 from 10 – 11:30 AM. All are welcome. We will continue to prepare for the February 2019 ELLIC speaker, Avis Ransom, from Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), who will present A Talk about Talking about Race.