Interracial Conversations is the sponsor of the upcoming "Unity in the Community" event, scheduled for Saturday, October 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, in Town Centre Park in Kilmarnock. You can see the flyer for the event below.
Latasha Lee, a teacher at Northumberland High School, owns a small business called Encore. (See her listing in the Minority-Owned Business Directory!) Among the services offered by Encore is t-shirt printing. Latasha will produce t-shirts for "Unity in the Community," and if you would like to purchase one ($20), you can order it here: https://www.encorecrafts.com/search?q=Unity+In+The+Community. The deadline for placing an order is September 30.
Interracial Conversations of the Northern Neck (IRC-NNK) is an interfaith group from various culture and ethnic backgrounds working together to understand the racial and culture dynamics of our community through honest and informed communication and purposeful actions to promote equality and opportunity for all residents. We recognize that unity of purpose can be achieved an environment where diversity is welcomed and all individuals are respected.
We recognize action is needed to move forward. Having a better understanding of your fellow human being and the world we inhabit can prove to be an energizing catalyst that keeps us moving in the right direction. Love can be shown through action, and we are prepared to act to benefit those who have been marginalized within our community.
It is universally acknowledged that communication is key to building strong relationships, service as the foundation for successful interracial discussion. Our participants engage in free and open exchanges of ideas to build understanding of the racial and cultural dynamic of our community, state, and nation.
The topics we cover are tough, relevant, and often deeply rooted in the systemic racism that has divided our nation for centuries. In a congenial atmosphere of openness -- driven by each participant's desire to gain knowledge and to better understand another's perspective -- these topics are thoroughly explored.
It is often said that "perception is reality," but we also are aware that perception can be colored by personal experience, leading to a skewed or flawed vision. By exploring these perceptions through dialogue and fellowship, we strive for all participants to understand that clearer truth. Our goal is to attain a unity of purpose.
All are welcome to join in the conversations. If you want to make a difference in our community, if you want to be a part of the solution to overcome inequality, come and be a part of this initiative that is having a significant impact in bringing about positive change in race relationships in the Northern Neck.
We gather the fourth Tuesdays of the month at Mt. Olive Baptist Church
6749 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway
Wicomico Church, VA
Program begins at 5:30pm