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Inter-Racial Dialogue Potluck Dinner

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First Parish In Needham

23 Dedham Avenue

Needham, MA 02492

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Inter-Racial Dialogue Potluck Dinner


Sunday, January 28, 2018, 5 – 7pm


First Parish in Needham Unitarian Universalist, Parish Hall

23 Dedham Ave., Needham, MA 02492


Co-sponsored by First Parish Needham Unitarian Universalist, Temple Beth Shalom, Bahá'i Community in Needham, Needham High School (NHS) All Genders and Sexualities Alliance, NHS Amnesty International Club, Needham Human Rights Committee, Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Interfaith Clergy Association, and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM).


All are welcome, no cost, but donations welcomed


Potluck dinner - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also welcome

Last Names:

  • A-G = Main Dish
  • H-M = Salad/Side
  • N-S = Desserts
  • T- Z = Soda/Juice


All are invited to take part in an evening of sharing identities and connecting over a meal with each other across diverse lines. For it is in the sharing of a meal, and of ourselves, where true relationship building can take place. We have all seen too often in our schools, workplaces, houses of worship, and broader communities the rise of demeaning and degrading language, attitudes and behaviors that have become all too prevalent in our overall society. What started back in April and September at the Presbyterian Church in Needham with its inter-racial dialogue potluck dinners to bridge these divides will now take its next step at the First Parish in Needham UU under the leadership of Rev. Catie Scudera.


This evening will be facilitated by Needham’s own, Jackie Mulvehill, a diversity trainer since her days at Needham High School, College of the Holy Cross, and in her work life as a Teach for America Teacher in D.C., as well as Campus Director for Citizens Schools at Orchard Garden, Roxbury. Structuring for the evening will include minimal direct lecturing with ample time for discussion, dialogue and unpacking. There will be some educational content in the form of video clips and articles shared, selected to best match the diverse demographic of the evening. In Needham and in all neighboring towns, we all have a responsibility to take part in ensuring that our communities are safe and welcoming places for all.


For any questions, please email Si Si N. Goneconto of First Parish in Needham UU at snyunt@yahoo.com or CMM at info@coopmet.org. Also, please email to let us know what you plan to bring to the event.


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