A special virtual town hall event, An Evening of Enlightenment: A Conversation About Racism & Healing Our Community, officially kicked off the citywide Race2Read 2020-2021 challenge.
Hosted by Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta Public Schools, CBS46, Page Turners Make Great Learners, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta and UPS, the town hall brought together students and families with community leaders and prominent authors to address racism, anti-racism and healing.
“This town hall was a significant opportunity for families to come together and facilitate critical discussions related to the confusing and dangerous events and emotions unfolding in our city and across the country,” said President and CEO Nancy Flake Johnson, Urban League of Greater Atlanta. “It’s also a chance to illustrate how books are the foundation for lifelong learning and a huge predictor of success, overall.”
Looking to shepherd a collective mission to promote understanding and justice through literacy, topics of the town hall focus on creating equity in our schools, communities and workplaces through free-flowing conversations and actionable steps to create pathways for empathy, kindness, compassion and literacy.
To view the town hall and listen to the open and honest citywide discussion on race, healing and more, click here.