Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group
Spring 2016 Events
Arlington Reads Together Kick off with Nicole Maines: You are Part of the Story
Saturday March 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Arlington Town Hall
Event is free and oped to the public but registration is suggested
Stories of Welcoming: Brought to life by True Story Theater
A free community event! Thursday, December 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Medford Public Library, Community Room
111 High Street, Medford MA
Murder, Policing and Race a discussion on two authors perspectives. Monday, November 21 7-9 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington 630 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, in the Parlor.
A Book Discussion on “Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People” – Thurs., June 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington ( the Stanton Parlor) , 630 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center
LGBT Senior Healthy Aging Panel – Thur., May 5, 7 – 8 PM, Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple Street.
Join an informative panel discussion and Q&A with professionals on personal safety, LGBT, senior housing, safe sex, Medicare, mental health issues
“Stories of Stigmas” – Tues., May 10, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, at Robbins Library Community Room
With True Story Theater, explore aspects of feeling stigmatized – or stigmatizing others.
“Meet Fannie Barrier Williams” – Wednesday, May 18, 7 to 8:30 pm at Robbins Library Community Room, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. High school students are welcome to attend.
Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944) grew up in Brockport, N.Y., where black and white children were educated together and freely visited each other’s homes. Imagine Fannie’s surprise and distress when she moved to the South to teach.
“Being An Active Bystander” – Wed., May 25, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at Arlington Center for the Arts
With True Story Theater and facilitator, learn skills and practice responses to incidents of injustice.
Photography Exhibit -“Stereotypes: A Conscious Look at Race, Faith, Gender and Orientation” Mon., March 7 – Fri., April 15;
With Arlington Center for the Arts, we bring photographer Kevin Briggs’ powerful work to Arlington.
“Identity in Arlington and ‘Americanah’” Tues., Mar. 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Robbins Library Community Room. Diversity Task Group co-sponsoring with Robbins Library.
This panel discussion featuring Arlingtonians will explore the many forces that impact the creation of one’s identity: culture, race, gender, class and personal will.
“Unconscious Bias” Thurs., April 7, 7:00 pm at Arlington Town Hall
We all have biases toward and against other people, especially those different from us. We’ll explore how those biases affect all aspects of our society, and what we can do about them. Presenter: Christopher Dial, Lab Manager, Social Cognition Lab, Harvard University.
Embrace diversity and celebrate individuality – 2016 AIFF Poster Contest & Reception on Thur., Apr. 21, 7 PM at the ACA, 41 Foster Street.
Join us for music & refreshments. All poster submissions will be on display and the winning poster will be unveiled.