Lakeridge Equity Council hosting 'open session' on anti-racism
In the midst of nationwide protests against the killing of black people by police, many people are hearing the call to be actively anti-racist.
Mya Gordon, a Lakeridge High School graduate and founder of the LHS Equity Council, said a lot of people are unsure of what to do next.
Gordon and Anna-Marie Guenther, another LHS grad and member of the LHS Equity Council, decided to keep the momentum going with an open session — an open-forum style discussion — on being active in the anti-racist movement. The session will take place Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Foothills Park.
"We were ready to take a step back and have our summer," Gordon said. But she said they felt they had to take this opportunity to facilitate discussion.
"I feel like the best way that people learn is through discussion," Gordon said.
The event will be structured like other open sessions the equity council has held in the past. The group will share tips for how each person can be anti-racist in their daily life and there will be time for the group to break out into smaller groups to have more in-depth discussions.
Event-goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and to be prepared to practice physical distancing while at the event. It is recommended to watch "Lake 'No Negro'" on YouTube before attending.
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