Do the issues that divide us seem impossible to address? Are the challenges confronting us and our communities overwhelming? LET'S TALK.
LET'S TALK: Antiracism Virtual Conversations
Talking about racism can feel uncomfortable, but not talking about it allows injustice to continue. Join Wright Library and SURJ - Ohio (Showing Up for Racial Justice) for ongoing conversations about understanding and addressing racism in America. Everyone is welcome. All participants agree to be open-minded, accepting, curious, discovery-oriented, sincere, and respectful. Presented in partnership with
Registration Required. These virtual events are interactive video sessions held on zoom. Registrants will receive an email invitation to the event. (Didn't receive the conversation invitation by the day before the event? Re-register or call the library at (937) 294-7171)
Why is it important for white people to think about being white? If you are white, you may even find the term “white people” off putting or jarring. What can white people do to support equity and racial justice for Black and Brown people? Join us to talk about it!
Slavery in America officially ended with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but our country is still dealing with its ongoing aftermath today. Join us for a conversation about why it’s so hard to move beyond our racist history, and what it will take for the United States to become a place of justice for all people.
Learn more about Wright Library's Conversations about Race
Join Wright Library for LET'S TALK, an event series based on the American Library Association's LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES campaign that promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors.
Email our community engagement office to be added to an email list for upcoming Let's Talk events.
Virtual Antiracism Conversation - Spotlight on the Moment; with SURJ-OH Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 7-9 p.m.
LET'S TALK: Anti-racism Book Discussion, How To Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi- Sunday May 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
LET'S TALK: Earth Day, film discussion- Wednesday April 22, 7 p.m.
Racial Wealth Gap Simulation with Hall Hunger Initiative Saturday February 22, 2020 2:00-3:30 p.m.
2nd Amendment - Saturday November 2, 2019 - 2-3:30 p.m.
Mass Shootings - Saturday October 19, 2019 - 2-3:30 p.m.
Sworn Again America Ceremony - Saturday June 15, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
American Creed Conversation at Wright Library - Saturday May 11, 2019 - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Film Screening & Conversation: American Creed - Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Anti-racism Book Discussion: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo- Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00pm-3:30pm
Islamophobia and Racism Town Hall - Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Families and the Political Divide - Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Let's Talk: Our Voting System - Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm-3:30pm
White Privilege - Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Technology in Our Lives - Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
America We Want to Be - Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm