Creating Communities Beyond Bias
Offering workshops for students to develop tools to overcome their own prejudices and help others unlearn prejudice...Working in our community to create more unity and less prejudice...learn more at the CCBB page.
For Full Schedule go to www.theunion.com and locate article "We Can Do Better" & associated information from Saturday, Jan. 19 edition
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
Monday, January 21, 2019
in Grass Valley, California
at the 2nd annual
Walk together up Mill Street to events at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge to experience a full-day multi-cultural festival celebrating diversity in Nevada County through music, dance, poetry, art, movies, and community engagement.
With Special Musical Guests: KADIJA
About the Author
BILL DRAKE'S great-great-grandparents owned slave plantations in Mississippi. His great-grandfather commanded a regiment under Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. After the war, as a Mississippi state senator, he helped lay the foundation for the Jim Crow era, during which Southern blacks experienced systematic oppression for almost a century.
Drake grew up believing in the racial superiority of white people, and as a teenager he harassed black people. During his seventeenth year he had an experience that caused his racist beliefs to unravel. In his adult years he has written articles and produced radio programs supporting racial equality. He and two colleagues founded Creating Communities Beyond Bias and lead workshops that help students unlearn prejudice.