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Intergenerational Conversations on Race and Culture in Montclair, Dec. 1


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the First Congregational Church of Montclair have teamed up to present a series of intergenerational community conversations on race, culture and class.

The public is invited to participate in the first session of the series, set to take place on Thursday, December 1 from 7:30-9:30pm at the First Congregational Church of Montclair located at 40 S. Fullerton Ave.

According to a release, the event will feature individuals representing different perspectives presenting their views in a facilitated forum before an audience of Montclair residents will get a chance to provide feedback during a question and answer session.

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"Our objective is to provide an instructive opportunity for people of different ages, generations, races, and classes to share their views, opinions, and experiences-and to hear the views and opinions of others," said James Harris, first vice president and chairman of the education committee of the Montclair branch of the NAACP.

Rev. Ann Ralosky, Senior Minister of FCC said,  "We are excited to partner with the NAACP, and serve as host for this first conversation."

She continued, "Montclair is such a wonderfully diverse community, and there is so much we can learn from one another. Hopefully all that's needed is a safe and structured environment for people to speak up and be heard. We see this as a chance to engage in positive community building."

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