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WFHB to Host Community Conversation: Race and Privilege–a Backyard Perspective

On Thursday, Oct. 27, WFHB’s Interchange will host a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Amrita Myers that focuses on topics prompted by the highly publicized police shootings of unarmed Black Americans in recent years and the subsequent rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hosted by Doug Storm, topics to be discussed include race, racism, privilege, and policing, with special emphasis on the local. From Ferguson to Charlotte, a national dialogue is underway about the status of race and racism in the United States. But how are things here, in Bloomington and other communities in South Central Indiana? Many suggest that racism is institutionalized within the United States, and thus operates in ways both seen and hidden. This discussion seeks to interrogate our own community.

The panel includes Berenice Sanchez, current doctoral student at IU’s School of Education and past A