Do you want to work toward healing, connecting and evolvoing race relations here in Asheville?
Are you looking for a meaningful place to engage?
Join us on October 14th from 4:30-6:30p at the West Asheville Library to find out how.
What is the Race Relations Station?
The Race Relations Station is a lightly guided structure for diverse groups of three people to meet once a month to share stories, knock down walls, overcome assumptions and connect authentically.
We believe that by sharing stories, we can weave a thread of understanding, healing and community together.
The conveners of this project are very different humans when it comes to race, religion, age, experience and so much more, yet we are committed to walking together in curiosity, care and love. Over the past 18 months we've "walked" together once a month with tremendous success and are now launching a pilot initiative here in Asheville for others to experience the power of healing and connecting through story and intimate conversations. We invite you to join the catalysts of this initiative for a short presentation followed by questions and responses.
Matthew Abrams, Meta Commerse & Dennis Fotinos
Call to action...
You will have the opportunity to actually experience what the Race Relation Station is and ask any questions you may have.
Why we’re doing this...
We see tremendous opportunity for connection and healing around race here in Asheville. We see many people with the desire to do this work, but not sure where to begin. With that said, there are many great organizations in Asheville doing tremendous work. We see this offering as complementary to what's already on the ground. The Race Relations Station convenes and welcomes people as individuals, as members of groups who, at one time in U.S. history, were permanently segregated by law. Today, we are free to intentionally re-pair the fragmentations, close the old chasm between us and forge new, healthy relationships based upon an equality we have only imagined. We realize that while there have been many approaches thus far, there are no maps for this work.
We do realize that it is work. We also realize that it’s necessary for the world we envision. We have much to learn and to gain in these new relationships. We have deeply missed seeing each other. Knowing each other. We need each other.
Come journey with us.