FRAMINGHAM – Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark will host a virtual roundtable with local civil rights advocates in honor of Black History Month on Facebook LIVE on Friday, February 26.
During the 9 a.m. event, the panel and Congresswoman Clark will be discussing the vital role of Black activism throughout American history and the on-going work of activists in our nation’s continued march toward justice.
City of Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer is among the panelists.
““This year our call to action holds renewed urgency. The pandemic and its economic fallout rages across America, disproportionately striking communities of color and inflicting great loss of lives and livelihoods. The nation just witnessed an attack on our Capitol fueled by white supremacy and its long, toxic grip on our country,” said Congresswoman Clark earlier this month.
““There is much work to do to root out the inequities that persist in America and bring to life the work of Black leaders and activists who have shown us the path toward and possibility of a more perfect union. The task ahead of us is clear: to both help America recover from the challenges we confront and use this moment to rebuild a more just nation. Essential to this effort is honoring Black history as American history, and being truthful and inclusive in our teaching of history in the face of efforts to erase it,” said Clark, a Democrat, at the beginning of the month.