Northwest Arkansas speakers, residents discuss racism

Posted: October 8, 2017 at 1:02 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Raven Cook, educator and founder of Foundations: Black History Educational Programming, speaks Saturday during the Sto(m)p Racism workshop at the Fayetteville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The event was sponsored by Omni Center, Compassion Fayetteville, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Industrial Workers of the World as a way to explore racism and what white residents must do to contribute to ending racism.

Northwest Arkansas residents sipped coffee and chatted among themselves as the many room at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship filled up for the Sto(m)p Racism workshop Saturday morning. Anticipation about the day's topic could be heard and felt throughout the space.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Patty Besom (left) of Fayetteville speaks Saturday as Raven Cook, educator and founder of Foundations: Black History E...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Patty Besom of Fayetteville and Monique Jones, Northwest Arkansas Branch president of the NAACP, hold hands Saturday a...

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Who: Raven Cook leads the series.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays (No class Oct. 10) through the end of November

Where: OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology at 3274 N. Lee Ave. in Fayetteville

Source: OMNI website

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