Final Black in Edmonds virtual discussion set for June 26

Edmonds resident Alicia Crank is hosting her 10th and final Black In Edmonds virtual discussion “Turning the Page” at 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 26.
Guests will include fellow Edmonds residents:
  • Christine Cossu
  • Dedie Davis
  • Elaine Helm
Crank promises there will also be “a few drop-in guests.”
Register by clicking here.
  1. I have watched all of the Black in Edmonds series so far I believe, and they have been incredibly well organized and thought provoking.

    I certainly give thanks to Alicia Crank for putting the effort into these beneficial series of public discourse.

    Whether we agree with all of the ideas brought up in these series or not, they are presented in an open minded way with the focus on increasing knowledge and understanding of issues of race in this community that many including myself may have not have previously considered.

    I was incredibly impressed with how the panelists handled the comment that ‘there is not so much of a racism problem in America as there is a father problem’ (not the exact quote).

    Lately there has been a lot of focus on making race discussions adversarial. CRT for example seems to pit people against each other as a solution. However, CRT is largely a buzz word that bypasses the important and genuine work to build race understanding like what has been done in Black in Edmonds.

    I frankly only saw the nice Edmonds, and never even knew about any racism in Edmonds beyond 1-2 incidents. This series opened my eyes to the reality of racism that I did not see.

    I would highly encourage those who have not seen the series to look up Alicia Crank’s Facebook page to view the series. I sincerely hope that this is not the last!

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