Often when we talk about race, we hear from scholars, professors, people trained to talk about it. And that is certainly helpful.
On Wednesday night, a pair of white Rochesterians will host a discussion that aims to "assist us white folks free ourselves from the awkwardness we often encounter around the topic." The presentation is called "Exploring the Territory: White People Look at Race and Racism." It will be held at Starbridge Inc. at 1650 South Avenue in Rochester from 7-9 p.m. (to register, call 585-224-7238). We discuss what it's all about. Our guests:
- April Staropoli, facilitator of "Exploring the Territory"
- Frank Staropoli, facilitator of "Exploring the Territory"
- Steve Jarose, director of the Rochester chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute
- Rev. Myra Brown, Spiritus Christi Church, and an anti-racism trainer