Which Way Is Forward?
A Conversation and Workshop on Race and Racism
with Tyrone Greenlee and David LaMotte.
7 – 9 PM, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Black Mountain Public Library.
105 N. Dougherty St. | Black Mountain, NC 28711 | (828) 250-4756
Light refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation $10.
Please register in advance, to help us prepare for the proper number of people.
Jan. 14 is the rescheduled date, after a snow cancellation on Dec. 10.
This two-hour workshop will provide a space in which to deepen your understanding of issues around race and racism. You will be offered a chance to engage in conversation and connect with others who are interested in making our community an even better place to live for every one of us! Expect to develop a broader perspective, deeper empathy, and a clearer framework and common vocabulary around issues of race and racism. There will also be discussion around next steps for creating a more racially equitable community. The conversation and workshop will be led by Tyrone Greenlee and David LaMotte.
Tyrone Greenlee is the director of Christians for a United Community, a non-profit coalition of churches focused on mobilizing people of faith around issues of social justice, with a focus on dismantling racism. He also works as a mentor/mediator at the Francine Delany New School for Children in West Asheville. He was one of the Mountain Express’ eight “Asheville Influentials” of 2016, nominated due to his tireless work in the areas of racial justice and the wellbeing of children. Tyrone believes that, “As creations of God, we are called to celebrate and nurture our oneness.”
David LaMotte, who is a local Black Mountain resident, has presented at the PC (USA) Mission to the United Nations, keynoted at peace conferences in Berlin and at the Scottish Parliament, as well as teaching conflict transformation in Zambia. He has facilitated conversations about race, privilege and positive change for students at the Montreat College Conference. He is a professional musician with 12 CDs as well as the author of three books.