Tuesday, July 14
Watch, listen, or share personal experiences.
A week after each Town Conversation event, you are invited to attend an online “story theatre dialogue” to reflect on the issues brought up for you from the town conversation.
This week will follow Town Conversation on July 7 — Community Conversations: Racism and Housing
Due to broad public interest, the Town is adding another community conversation on July 7th. This session will discuss the intersection of race and housing and how past government policies created massive inequities. We will provide details of the session in the coming days. In the meantime, residents are encouraged to watch this short film, narrated by Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America,” to familiarize themselves with this topic of the next session on July 7 at 7:00 p.m.
See more about the Town of Arlington Community Conversations
You are welcome to share your own personal feelings and experiences–and fine to just watch and listen. Each person who takes a risk to share will be reflected, respectfully and creatively, by Arlington’s improvisational theater troupe, True Story Theater. The performers will instantly embody the essence of what they heard through movement, music and drama. The purpose of these True Story events is to help all of us in town more deeply understand each other in an honest, human way, from the heart.
Next sessions will be Tuesdays at 7pm: July 28, and Aug. 11.
More about Arlington community conversations:
“This four-part series is meant to open up the dialogue to address challenges past and present the Town of Arlington has faced, acknowledge plans for moving forward in the journey to dismantle the systemic racism that is embedded into all of the Town’s institutions, and provide an opportunity for community voices and concerns to be heard and discussed.”