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Standing Together For Social Justice: Community Forum On Racism Planned for Saturday In Ann Arbor

Oct 15, 2020

"Getting Real About Racism" flyer
Credit Survivors Speak / Facebook

Several local, elected government leaders, as well as several hundred Washtenaw County residents, plan to gather in an Ann Arbor park Saturday afternoon for a community forum on racism.  

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with one of the forum's organizers, Trische' Duckworth of Survivors Speak.


Survivors Speak founder/executive director Trische' Duckworth
Credit Trische' Duckworth

“Getting Real About Racism” was organized by several community groups, including “Survivors Speak.”  Group founder and executive director Trische' Duckworth says they plan to touch on several important community issues, including a lack of affordable housing in Washtenaw County, education, and the criminal justice system. 

She says in order to see your future and get there, you’ve got to know where you’ve been, and she says, to do that, we need to get clear about what the problem really is.

The forum is free and open to the public.  It will be held in South Lillie Park in Ann Arbor from 2 until 6 PM.

"I'm a Threat to Injustice"
Credit Trische' Duckworth

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu