SARANAC LAKE — Thousands have gathered for peaceful protests across northern New York in recent weeks, as people and communities seek ways to engage in the broader national movement for racial justice.
In response, the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI), in partnership with the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), will host a series of virtual “Listen-in” and “Teach-in” sessions focused on mobilizing the community on issues of racial equity and transformational justice in America.
The first Listen-in session, “Antiracism 101: Checklist for white allies & activists,” will feature Nicky Hylton-Patterson, Director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and a panel of Black activist-scholars from across the region for a discussion on the Black experience in America.
The virtual session will take place via Zoom on Monday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“We are witnessing an unprecedented wave of passion and support for racial justice across the nation and here in the North Country,” said Hylton-Patterson. “Our hope is that ADI’s new Antiracism Campaign will educate and empower white allies and activists so they can understand and combat systemic racism within their own communities and social networks.”
Each session in the Antiracism Campaign will provide language, tools, techniques, as well as strategies to identify, understand and build more racially just and equitable communities in the North Country.
Read the full article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.