Rebecca Edwards to Address New
Race Unity Circle Organization
Rebecca Edwards, Eloise Ellery Professor of History at Vassar College, will address the next meeting of the Race Unity Circle, being held at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center on Wednesday, February 24th. Ms. Edwards, co-founder and current Secretary of the MHAHP, will speak on the topic of “Slavery and Abolition in the Hudson Valley.” This meeting is the last of four during February celebrating held by the Circle to celebrate Black History Month.
The Race Unity Circle, formed recently, describes its mission as follows:
“The Race Unity Circle grew out of an urgent call to action felt by a few members of the Baha’i Faith in response to the news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri. Though started by Baha’is, the Circle quickly became multi-cultural and multi-faith.
“We believe that all people are members of one race: the Human Race. The elimination of racism from our communities is not just an aspiration; it is a spiritual imperative that requires sustained, persistent action.
“THEREFORE: we resolve that the Race Unity Circle will organize events and activities, individually and collectively, that support the vision of the Oneness of Humanity and collaborate with other organizations and individuals who do the same.”
The meeting begins at 7pm. The Heritage Center is located at 317 Main Street. Please join us!!