In the ReGenesis Greensboro poll we heard a deep desire to create an equitable and thriving community for all. How might we do this? One way -- and perhaps the and perhaps the only way -- is to unite in action.
CoMetta has teamed with a number of community organizations to host an online event titled Now is the Time that will be broadcast live from the International Civil Rights Center & Museum next Wednesday evening (details below). It will feature panel discussions and music and poetry performances. The idea to offer ways that we can lean in to support efforts to increase equity and decrease racial injustice -- to turn our beloved city into the Beloved Community.
The panel discussions, which will be moderated by Zitty Nxumalo of Deftable, will feature representatives from Greensboro Rising, the Beloved Community Center, NCCJ, Racial Equity Institute, FaithAction International House as well as other community organizations, the Mayor, and other city and civic leaders. We intend for this event to accent the positive efforts by multiple community-based organizations and individuals, and be a powerful, unifying experience for our city!
The theme Now is the Time is drawn from Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech. More than 50 years ago, Dr. King called for action: “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy... Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” Dr. King’s call, however, represents a dream that has yet to be realized.
Could our city, where the civil rights movement was birthed with the sit-ins, be a model of what’s possible? Many of us believe so. Join us to be a part of this movement, because it will take all of us.
Now is the time!
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 -- 6:30- 9 PM
Event link: https://zoom.us/j/8702128892
Meeting code: 8702128892
The convening is organized by the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM), CoMetta, Deftable, and AJOY Consulting. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Jaycees, NCCJ, and Bank of America are among the event sponsors.