Courageous Conversations: Racial Justice - 6-week dialogue series to be co-facilitated by Jackson Community Church in cooperation with Jackson Public Library via Zoom on Wednesdays (June 17-July 22). Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered. RSVP to email@example.com if you're interested in participating in the morning or afternoon sessions. Links will be shared as plans progress.
This is a challenging time and Courageous Conversations provide an opportunity to meet the immediate needs of our community to examine racism across all levels of society. In an effort to provide further materials, the coop libraries (Jackson, Cook, Madison and Conway) have shared lists for adults, teens and children within our joint KOHA catalog on books across our collections on race, racism and anti-racism. There is also a list pertaining specifically to children’s books at the Jackson Library on these vital topics. Numerous online resources are also available. Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina, has created a list of Anti-Racism Resources for all ages and the National Museum of African American History & Culture has a page called Talking About Race. While our statewide inter-library loan system remains on hold, if there are other books or informational resources you are looking for, we would like to hear from you so that we can best provide you with the materials you need. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a chat, or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731.