It’s tempting to rip 2020 off the calendar. COVID-19 raged through our nation leaving a path of destruction, loss, and pain disproportionately affecting people of color and older adults. Racial injustice, always present, exploded into view as we repeatedly witnessed incomprehensible violence that left a hole in our hearts and a yearning to do better. Social inequities have pounded at our sense and sensibility and previously unheard voices are now amplified and moving people into action around the country.
Join Encore.org and My Life, My Stories to discuss how we--an intergenerational community--can make 2021 better. This free virtual event will be co-hosted by Brittany Bare, millennial and founder of My Life, My Stories and Brenda Atchison, baby boomer and Encore Public Voices Fellow. We’ll hear from two storytellers about how their personal experiences of 2020 have shaped their intentions to fight racial injustice next year. We’ll then break out into facilitator-led groups to brainstorm how we can fight systemic racism through intergenerational collaboration and grassroots efforts.
People of all ages, races, and walks of life are welcome. We encourage you to invite a friend from a different generation or another cultural group. We hope you will meet someone new, hear different perspectives, and get inspired by a list of small yet meaningful action items you can implement in your own community. We invite you to be a part of a conversation that will be an inspiring and uplifting end to a year filled with so much tragedy.
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