Last night’s anti-racism workshop drew 60 people, including about 10 members of First Unitarian, community members of all races, and two carloads of students from the University of Delaware.
We sat in a large circle in the Parish Hall and spoke and thought deeply about how racism affects each and every one of us—from the black mother of three whose fourth grader was surrounded by police officers and questioned about why he wasn’t in school (he was homeschooled) to the biracial woman who said she never knew quite where she stood in American society to the white woman who observed racism in her elementary schoolyard and has been carrying her anger about it for more than 60 years. It was a powerful, emotional two hours.
Peace Week Delaware continues with more great events today and Friday. And on Saturday, you are urged to come to Rodney Square for the fourth annual March for a Culture of Peace, which steps off at 11:30 and is followed by “A Day of Peace—Community Rally and Resource Fair.” Please join this important public witness. Wear yellow and carry signs.