Thursday December 6, 2018
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Join us for an evening designed to encourage open and thoughtful conversation on race and how as a community we can learn to appreciate and understand experiences and perspectives different from our own. Facilitated by Allen Davis, an educator and social justice advocate, the focus will be on the experiences of three local African American residents, Grace Aldrich, Jim Guy, and Doug Sutherland, who have generously offered to share their personal experiences of what it means to be African American in the U.S. today. Their experiences will be the starting point for our group conversation as the participants examine what they learned, and how they can move forward individually and as a community to be even more inclusive and compassionate.
Aldrich is a massage therapist, singer, and storyteller. She became interested in the healing practices of storytelling after performing in the Black Fly Story Hour Series in Peterborough. Guy moved to New England in 1973 to work as a sales professional. He and his wife, Rosemary, have been living in NH since 1985. He is semi-retired, President of the Monadnock Rotary Club, and performs volunteer work for local and international organizations. Sutherland is the summer camp director of the Barbara C. Harris Center and owns a business for staff training and team building.He is the father of an amazing eight-year old and partner in building a loving and supportive family.