The York Daily Record is hosting a Community Forum at Martin Library, 159 E Market St in York on May 30th at 7 p.m.
The Riots, the Charrette & the Aftermath -
After the race riots in 1968 and 1969, York held a Charrette, described as a form of civic group therapy. The community-wide forum focused on the causes of the wrenching unrest and ways to address those crucial issues. Several organizations grew directly out of that effort, which covered nine days in April 1970: Family First Health, Rabbittransit, The Housing Council and York Housing Development Corporation. About 50 years after the riots and the Charrette, how far has York come in dealing with these weighty community issues – and how much work is left to be done?
The event is free and open to the public.
The evening's panelists include:
Jim McClure – York Daily Record
Jenny Englerth – Family First Health
Michael Jefferson – Crispus Attucks
Richard Farr – Rabbittransit
Dr. Kenneth Woerthwein – York NAACP and City of York Human Relations Commission
Dr. Deborah McMillan – WellSpan Health
This event touches on #CivicLiteracy, #SocialLiteracy, #HealthLiteracy, and #FinancialLiteracy.