“We wanted to give the community a safe space to have these conversations,” said Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, who will co-moderate the online event.
The evening’s discussion will be focused on the social construction of race and its real life implications. The guest speakers will be Dr. Wendy Christensen, Associate Professor, Sociology at William Paterson University, and Desyra Highsmith Holcomb, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Wartyna Davis, PhD, Councilwoman at Large, will co-moderate the conversation along with Mundell.
One of the goals of these events, said Mundell, is to “develop more understanding and more empathy in our community, and help us make some decisions about policies going forward.”
To join the meeting, go to: https://bit.ly/Bloomfield_LetsTalkAboutRace, Meeting ID: 893 3219 4990, Password: 407739. You can also call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 893 3219 4990, Password: 407739. The meeting will also be live streamed on the township Facebook page via Facebook Live, and will be posted on Facebook after the event for those who missed the live discussion.
For additional resources related to these community conversations on race, visit: https://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/1538/Community-Conversation-Resource-Links.