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It is what it was: Faneuil Hall Speak Out
November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Did you know that Faneuil Hall was built with slave money?
Did you know that slaves were sold at the Faneuil Market Place?
Did you know the Mayor and our Boston City Councilors have refused to talk about slavery in Boston?
We can not have a better future if we ignore the past.
Join us for a Faneuil Hall TAKEOVER Nov. 10, 2018 starting at 12 pm
– Spoken Word
– Slave Auction
– Youth Speakers, and much more.
ABOUT THE EVENT HOSTS:
The event is intended to provide friends and fans with an opportunity to engage with the New Democracy Coalition as we push for civic inclusion, greater democracy opportunities and the great task of making the city or Boston true multi-racial democracy. This means that we must continue to address the issues of civic access and voting, but we must also continue to struggle around the issue of in the nation and in Boston. The plain facts of the matter are that if you are black in Boston you are more likely to be poorer, less educated, less healthy and less safe than your white counterparts We believe that we as a city can be better than this.
In 2017, a number of community-based organizations and clergy formed what is now called the Faneuil Hall Race + Reconciliation Project. Its goal is to raise the public’s awareness — especially among our young people — about the possibility of substantively addressing the racial divide in our city through dialogue and reparation.