Talbot Family Network is collaborating with the Academy Art Museum for the upcoming session of Conversations on Race, a program that brings together interested community members for thoughtful and productive dialogue about the impact of race on their lives and in our community.
Each monthly session has a new theme, allowing newcomers and returning participants to take part in the facilitated discussion. On Monday, December 4, 2023, art will be used as a lens through which participants can explore, share their perspectives, and experiences.
“This is a community of practice project,” said Nancy Andrew, Executive Director for Talbot Family Network. “Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something learning how to do it better by interacting together. The aim with this program is to support collective learning by practicing how to talk about race in ways that are respectful and useful.”
Conversations on Race is open to any interested community member. Sessions run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a light meal and refreshments provided. Advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/CORDec2022 or by emailing [email protected]. The Academy Art Museum is located at 106 South Street in Easton.
“We’re honored to partner with the Talbot Family Network on their important and necessary initiative Conversations on Race,” says Academy Art Museum Director Sarah Jesse. “There are so few public spaces where diverse groups of people can engage in productive civic dialogue. The Academy Art Museum is one of them.”
Session participants will discover how looking closely and critically at contemporary art can foster reflection, shift perceptions, and humanize difference.