Hancock Community Conversations on Race Group to Host Special Event | Community news
The Hancock Community Conversations on Race (HCCOR) group will mark the one year anniversary of the silent vigils for Black Lives Matter with a special Saturday event from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Putnam Park, Grove Street, Peterborough. The rain date is Saturday May 29th.
The theme of the event is “What can I do?” and feature speakers, live music at 1 p.m. and information tables to guide the commemoration.
Doug Sutherland of Hancock will welcome participants and offer his thoughts. Other speakers include Allen Davis, Ed.D., an educator and racial justice activist who will speak on organizing community conversations about race; Melanie Levesque, a former senator who will discuss what is happening in state and federal legislatures when it comes to racial justice; Pierre Morton, the director of diversity at Franklin Pierce University; and Jonah Wheeler from Running for Racial Justice. Grace Aldrich will offer a closing poem and Hadi Lancaric, a sophomore at ConVal Regional High School, will sing “America the Dream” to conclude the program.
The resource tables will be hosted by HCCOR, Antrim Antiracism Study Group, Reparations Action Group, Rural Youth Union, League of Women Voters / Open Democracy, Peterborough Town Library, Black Heritage Trail New Hampshire and Manchester NAACP.
The community is also invited to participate in the regular vigil from noon to 1 p.m. along routes 101 and 102 before the event.