The Wiregrass Museum of Art will host “A Dialogue on Race Relations – In Black and White” on Saturday, June 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of its Continuum: 1808 to 2017 / Goya to Erdreich series.

Dr. Jeneve Brooks and Dr. Charles Lewis will lead a panel discussion made of local community members and leaders on race relations in the Wiregrass. Panelists are Anthony Long, Leslie Hicks, Toni Prescott, and Charles Nailen. The panel will include a moderated Q&A and will end with coordinated small group breakout sessions for attendees to further the conversation in a more personal setting. The dialogue is intended to encourage community members of various racial ethnic groups to come together to share and acknowledge the past as well as the ongoing racism endemic in our society while collectively asserting to make a difference to improve race relations in our local community.

Co-organizers are Dr. Charles Lewis and Dr. Jeneve Brooks. Dr. Lewis is the senior pastor at the Dothan Community Church. As a committed advocate for racial reconciliation, he co-founded PACE – Proclaiming America’s Call for Equality and currently leads interracial small groups in conversation among area churches. Dr. Brooks, Associate Professor of Sociology at Troy University – Dothan Campus, has organized two separate dialogues on race relations events locally, and has presented as well as published scholarly work on race relations both nationally and locally.

This event is held as part of a full schedule of related programming for the exhibition Continuum: 1808 to 2017 / Goya to Erdreich, which takes an unflinching look at the effects of war and other atrocities on society. All 'Continuum' events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

See the full schedule here.

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