October-December 2020

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Oct 7 6:00 pm

Encountering Racism~Stories of Resilience

This exhibit highlights the lives of five exceptional residents of New London County, past and present—attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge, Coast Guard Commander (Ret.) Merle Smith, and 19th century freed slave and teacher Ichabod Pease. Stories of Resilience showcases their determination, bravery and strength in the face of personal and systemic racism. Developed from the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT’s Encountering Differences Program, the exhibit paints a picture of remarkable successes in the face of daunting obstacles through personal photographs, artifacts, and video testimonies.

We'll kick off the exhibit with a panel discussion featuring exhibit contributors on Wednesday, October 7 at 6pm. 

Panelists include attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge and Dr. Lynda B. Smith, Ph.D. The panel will be moderated by Jerry Fischer, retired Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut. 

October-December gallery hours and guided walk-throughs to be announced, so please check back.

Please note all visitors will be required to sign in and wear a mask--NO EXCEPTIONS. Social distancing recommendations will also be observed.

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