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Cannon Valley Friends Meeting Joins with Northfield Unitarians in Effort to Address Racism

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From left to right: Travis, Hannah, and Luke Davidson; Bisharo Farah; and Argo (who makes incredible samosas)

Members of Cannon Valley Friends Meeting met with members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield on July 20, 2016 to discuss ways in which we could begin to address racism in our local communities.  Shock, outrage, and grief triggered by the recent shootings of Philando Castille in Minnesota and other black men around the country by police officers led us to take some action in response to these events.

One of the things we decided to do was to create lists of information on addressing racism--from a list of everyday things a person could do themselves  to lists of resources for children and adults.  We decided to staff a table at the August 20th International Fair in Faribault, sponsored by the Faribault Diversity Coalition, to distribute the resources we had found and/or created, as well as talk with people about addressing racism.  Although it was a very rainy day, which limited the number of people who attended the Fair, all of us believed the effort was nonetheless successful.  Literature was exchanged, conversations took place, and, perhaps most importantly, new friendships were kindled.

Please click on the links below under "Files" and "Links" to see the handouts that were distributed.