we just received word that the facilitator for the Aug. 18 meeting will not be available. As a result, the NewConn discussion scheduled for Thursday night (8/18) at St. George’s Scholarship Institute is CANCELLED.
Hopefully we can reschedule for September.
The sessions with St. George’s are about personal development rather than economic development. Economic development, of course, is a goal of many of the efforts focused on our city’s west end, such as Empower West Louisville.
About a dozen of us met at St. George’s on Mar. 31, with an almost equal number of individuals from the St. George’s Scholar House community, ranging from pre-teens to adults.
It was an intense and fascinating evening that I believe far exceeded our expectations. The session was faclitated by Anthony Smith of Cities United (learn more about Anthony), and began with Bob Nesmith and Arthur Cox sharing their personal histories — extremely powerful testimonies that set the tone for the rest of the evening’s discussion about personal encounters with racism.
We urge everyone interested in dealing with the realities of racism in our society to join us on Aug. 18.