Updated: May 20
Panelists: Amy Brooks (Oakland Mills Online), Erika Strauss Chavarria (Columbia Community Care), Troy Grant (Beyond Rhetoric), Amanda Lay (People on the Go Maryland), Cleonie Maineville (Diversity & Inclusion for Community Empowerment), David Smith (University of Maryland, Office of Community Engagement) and Yolanda F. Sonnier (Howard County Maryland, Office of Human Rights & Equity)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2023
Winchester, MA – The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation today announced its next event of the Let's Talk Series. On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 7-9 p.m. EDT (UTC-4), panelists will present Let's Talk Series: Community Engagement – Activism, Organizing and What's In-between.
How are you engaged with your community?
Community engagement is a continuum that takes many forms. From organizing a neighborhood trash pick-up to founding a nonprofit organization.
Our panel reflects the different ways you can engage with your community. Find out what they're doing, why it's rewarding, what they've learned and what tips they have for you.
Amy Brooks, Cofounder, Oakland Mills Online (OMO)
Erika Strauss Chavarria, Founder, Columbia Community Care (CCC)
Troy Spencer Grant, PhD, Founder & President, Beyond Rhetoric
Amanda Lay, Project S.T.I.R. Facilitator, People on the Go Maryland
Cleonie Maineville, Founder, Diversity & Inclusion for Community Empowerment (DICE)
David Smith, Lead Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Maryland, Office of Community Engagement
Yolanda F. Sonnier, Administrator, Howard County Maryland, Office of Human Rights & Equity (OHRE)
Whoever and wherever you are, you have the ability to use your skills and passion in service to your community.
Before the Event
All registered participants will have access to a brief pre-event survey that allows questions to be submitted to our panelists.
During the Event
This is a webinar style event. All registered participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to our panelists. Questions will be screened and asked, given the time allowed.
After the Event
All registered participants will receive a post-event email including a survey and additional resources. A recording of the event will be publicly available on the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation website, in the days following our event.
Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 7-9 p.m. EDT (UTC-4), for Let's Talk Series: Community Engagement – Activism, Organizing and What's In-between. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-series-community-engagement-tickets-633436053287?aff=pr
About Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation
The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation is committed to human reconciliation and the eradication of racism and other forms of human oppression. Our work focuses on healing the internal emotional and cognitive harms that have allowed racism to continue to thrive in our society. We support the efforts of many other groups and individuals by providing opportunities for learning and self-reflection so that strategies to eradicate racism can become more successful. Additional information about the Center can be found by visiting the website and by following @dcbcenter.
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