Update: Bedford Embraces Diversity’s Forum featuring Joe Zellner

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Longtime resident and educator Joseph Zellner enlightened and inspired more than 50 people Tuesday evening in the latest of Bedford Embraces Diversity’s continuing series of conversations about racism in society.

Zellner’s thoughtful and powerful remarks on the origins, prevalence, and effects of racism and the unique opportunity that has arisen to effectively combat it was followed by breakout sessions for dialogue.

Among the topics addressed in the sessions were roles that can be played by the library and schools, teaching pre-schoolers, including the disabled and indigenous people in the solution, and the role of the police. The full transcript is available through the following link (the program begins 10 minutes into the recording):

Bedford Embraces Diversity (www.bedfordembracesdiversity.org) is planning additional virtual events for August, including a panel of young activists and a discussion with Bedford school representatives.

Click this link to view a video of the Forum featuring Joe Zellner

NOTE: There is a very long ‘leader’ on the video; use the scroll bar to move the ‘count’ to about 23 minutes, and the recording will begin soon.


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