Aurora library sets community dialogues on race
Four community dialogues on racism will be co-hosted by Study Circles Illinois, Santori Aurora Public Library in Aurora; and Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
The series opens with public conversations from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, June 7 and 21, at Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St. Sessions at Gail Borden will be announced.
The Summer Community Dialogues on Racism will begin with "Let's Talk About Racism" on June 7 and "Let's Talk About Policing" on June 21.
The series moderator is Vincent Gaddis, professor of history at Benedictine University. He writes and researches on issues of race, class and social justice and is a frequent workshop presenter and facilitator on such issues.
He currently serves as chair of the criminal justice committee of the DuPage NAACP, the advisory board of Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, The African American Family Commission, and is an ordained minister serving at River Valley Community Church in Aurora. He has served on the African American Employment Advisory Council for the State of Illinois and the City of Aurora's Human Relations Commission.
Gaddis holds a Ph.D. in history from Northern Illinois University and has over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education.