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1619 Project, Racism in America Zoom Online

Special Guest Speaker
Linda Pope
Discusses Race Relations in 1950s America

Linda Pope is a black female Ophthalmologist in Houston, Texas. Linda grew up as the daughter of a professional baseball player who dealt with issues of racism in his experience in the Negro Leagues and the Baltimore Orioles. Linda attended Oberlin College and Ohio State, and completed her residency in Houston where she subsequently entered private practice for her career. She has presented professional papers in Europe and participated in a medical trip to Central Africa, adding to her wide range of perspective and knowledge. She can relate her experience with race in America from diverse perspectives.

The 1619 Project group was inspired by the New York Times issue dated August 2019.  This group engages in discussions  centered around race in America, how we got to where we are, and what we can do to change it. Our goal is to have a safe place to talk about the history of racism in America, to understand its origins and its residual impact. 

This group explores the ideas presented in the 1619 Project but not to follow it's teaching curriculum. This is a discussion group not intended as a teaching class. We often suggest articles that have been recommended to us only to initiate discussion, but homework is never required to participate in the discussion. Everybody can engage in the discussions by sharing what they learn from the news as well as what they have experienced in their lives. 

Meetings are held twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Fridays. The first Friday meets at 10:00am-11:30am and the third at 12:00noon - 1:30pm.  You are invited to join us to share your views, and to learn how members of the community experience racism in their own lives. Members from other villages are always welcomed!  

Discussions from previous meetings can be found in the "1619 Project Discussion" blog.
Click on 1619 PROJECT  to be directed to the blog to read the postings and to learn more about this group.

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Friday, June 4, 2021, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM

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Richard G Myers
713-446-8526 (p)
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