Tri-Town and Beyond Community Read

            On August 1, educators and local leaders in the Tri-Town and beyond kicked off a Community Reads focused on social justice. The goal of The Read is to collaboratively learn about the ways that racism plays out in society at large, as well as in the towns where we live. In addition, the hope is that through listening and learning from People of Color about lived experiences of racism, all of us will take steps to create a more equitable society—so that people of all races will be able to fulfill their potential—for the benefit of society as a whole.

            Now, at the halfway point in the readings, we invite everyone to share their thoughts and questions about the books we’ve been reading, How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

            Do you have questions or observations you want to explore? Then join us for this free online event to hear what others are thinking and learning. Let’s keep this conversation going! Feel free to join us even if you have not completed the readings or if you just want to listen in and learn!

            Community Read Co-sponsors are: Mattapoisett Museum, Mattapoisett Free Public Library, the Tritown Against Racism Facebook group, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, the Elizabeth Taber Library, and The Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library. Everyone is invited to participate.

            This event is free and will be held on Zoom but please RSVP via Eventbrite to get the link for the online conversation:

            This event will also be simulcast on ORCTV.

            For questions or more information please contact Stacie Charbonneau Hess at (508) 524-5773 or via email

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