Hearth Dinner on Race Equity: A historical and personal journey

September 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

On June 20, in response to the Orlando Shootings, we designated Miranda’s Hearth as a safe zone. In our announcement, we wrote:

This crime was a reminder that safety is not something we can take for granted. We must actively fight for it for everyone in our community. We must use our voices and our hearts to spread love and acceptance in the face of pain and intolerance.”

Since then, we’ve been brainstorming about ways to follow through. Words, though powerful, must be accompanied by action.

Our September Hearth Dinner falls on the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a tragic event which has led to countless other tragic retaliations. We decided that this anniversary, steeped as it is in fear, distrust, and misunderstanding, is the right moment to take our next step in cementing Miranda’s Hearth as safe, welcoming community.

Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal will lead our community in a two hour workshop on racial equity. She’ll present history, context and tools on understanding America’s racist history alongside an introduction of why it’s important for white folks to speak about racism.

Following her workshop, we’ll spend an hour co-creating a piece of art in order to process and reflect. We’ll end the night with our monthly potluck, eaten off of handmade plates.
We hope you’ll join us and invite your friends for an evening of expanding awareness and empathy.


4:00-6:00 pm: Race Equity Workshop with Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
6:00-7:00 pm: Reflective art project
7:00-8:00 pm: Community Potluck

Tickets to this event are $30 or $25 for students. We highly encourage people to purchase tickets ahead of time.