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Carbondale celebrates the 70th anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education

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CARBONDALE - The City of Carbondale, Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen, and the Carbondale Branch NAACP invite members of the community to attend the Carbondale “At the Table” Dinner & Dialogue series on Tuesday, May 21st 2024 at the Carbondale Civic Center.

The Carbondale Branch of the NAACP and the City of Carbondale will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education, a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to establish racial segregation in public schools as unconstitutional. The Carbondale Branch NAACP will present a reenactment, “Brown @ 70: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future” to kick off the evening. Following the reenactment, attendees will discuss the impact of this landmark decision and equity within educational systems.

The Carbondale “At the Table” Dinner & Dialogue Series will occur on the third Tuesday of the month through June. The Carbondale “At the Table” Dinner & Dialogue Series brings an intersection of topics ranging from culture, racism, history, and racial healing to the table through facilitated conversations so that community members from diverse backgrounds can engage in dialogue while enjoying a community meal.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5pm and the Dinner & Dialogue will begin around 5:30pm. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register click here. For more information, please contact Dianah McGreehan at dmcgreehan@explorecarbondale.com or call 618-457-3282.

The “At the Table” Dinner & Dialogue Series is supported by Healing Illinois. Healing Illinois is a racial healing initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) in partnership with The Field Foundation of Illinois and the Southern Illinois Community Foundation. To learn more about the Healing Illinois initiative click here.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open…for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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