@Jones: Multi-racial Panel to Discuss (In)Visibility, 3/24

logo_jones-libraryA panel discussion entitled “Being Invisible – Being Hyper-visible: Living in Amherst as a Person of Color,” which will explore issues of race as experienced by people from our own community.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7PM, The Jones Library Woodbury Room

A multi-racial panel of local people will share their personal experiences of growing up in, and/or living in, Amherst. This will be a special opportunity to learn how these members of our community experience the racial situation here.

The panelists include Janaya Collins, Amina Jordan, Victor Nuñez Ortiz, Josh Odam, and David Ke; facilitated by Sovann-Malis Loeung and Caroline Murray.

They will engage the audience in thinking about how we have all felt (in)visible at times. The overarching goal is for us to come together to create a more equitable and inclusive community. This panel includes some younger people than are often heard in the public discourse here.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.

This program is co-sponsored by the Jones Library and The Coming Together Project. More information about The Coming Together Project can be found at: www.coming-together.org/

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. … When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man