The “Understanding Racial Disparities in Alachua County” report detailed disparities in employment, criminal justice, education, housing and poverty in Gainesville. How do we as a community address this?
Storytelling is a powerful art form creating connections and understanding. Self Narrate has been hosting a storytelling series to give a face and a voice to the statistics of those most affected by these disparities. Community leaders have also been invited to tell their personal stories, and of the challenges faced in addressing systemic racism. Through these stories we can build bridges and begin to work together.
These events are free and open to the public.
The final "Voices of Gainesville: Facing the Facts, Sharing the Stories" will be at the Hipp Cinema on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Doors at 6:30 p.m., starts at 7 p.m.
The three themes addressed in this series have been:
9/10: Housing and Transportation
10/1: Criminal Justice