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Courageous Community Conversations: Can We Talk About Race?


Courageous Community ConversationsIn the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubery, and Breonna Taylor, incidents in NH such as the arrest of Jean Ronald Saint Preux, and numerous slights in our own Greater Goffstown community have caused many of us to examine our beliefs about discrimination and racial justice. After having elected an African American as President, many people thought racism was behind us. Yet recent events seem to prove otherwise. Join the Goffstown Public Library as we continue to explore these topics, facilitated by James McKim, Goffstown resident and President of the Manchester Branch of the NHNAACP.
Registration is required, these events will be held virtually via Zoom. To register, please visit
  • History of Racial Discrimination – Tuesday 8/11 at 7 pm – Do you know the real history of racial discrimination? Come discuss the 400+ years since slaves were first brought to these shores (including New Hampshire) and how that history shapes who we are today.
  • Microaggressions & White Privilege – Tuesday 8/25 at 7 pm – Implicit bias leads to white privilege and microaggressions. Why are they so difficult to recognize? Come discuss how to recognize these manifestations of implicit bias and what you can do to de-bias yourself.
  • Institutional Racism – Tuesday 9/15 at 7 pm – Racism exists at the individual, group, and institutional levels. What does that mean? Come discuss how discrimination manifests at those varying levels and shapes how we live today.
  • How to Be an Advocate – Tuesday 9/29 at 7 pm – You want to help dismantle racism and end the violence toward people of color that seems to have exploded into our conscience over the last few months. But you don’t feel like you know how. Or you are afraid to say anything because it might offend or do more harm than good. Come discuss how you can be an advocate for social justice, not just a silent by-stander.


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For more information, contact Dianne Hathaway at 603-497-2102 or