WMAN Kicks Off Virtual Series on Race with Session on Importance of Voting Rights

West Mt. Airy Neighbors Quality of Life Committee is launching a series of Zoom conversations over the coming months as part of WMAN’s continuing commitment to building community. The general theme of the series is “Race Still Matters.”

The first session, “Race and the Franchise: Voting as a Key to Overcoming Racial Barriers,” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Panelists will be Congressman Dwight Evans and David Thornburgh, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Committee of Seventy.

Topics for future sessions, seven in all, include “Race and the Quality of Life in the Public Realm,” “Race in the Education of Our Children,” “Race in Employment: Overcoming Structural Racism in the Workplace,” and “Race in Housing: Is ‘Affordable Housing’ an Answer?” All the conversations will take place on Thursday evenings.

Each 90-minute session consists of a moderated panel discussion, followed by interactive conversations with community members taking part. All sessions will be moderated by Samuel Grannum, Chief Operating Officer of New Covenant Church of Philadelphia. Grannum is a member of the WMAN Board.

The conversations will be recorded and made available on the WMAN website at www.wman.net.