Club News – May 10th
Posted By Brad Walker
Rotarian Enoch Holloway and Rev Donald Warren started out with a video “Segregated by Design”. This video examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state, and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy. In other words, segregation did not happen by accident or personal prejudice. Segregation was forced. Thus, historic housing practices contributed to racial inequalities today. The seventeen-minute video can be viewed at www.segregatedbydesign.com.
Enoch and Rev Warren both talked about the effects of access to homeownership on the wealth gap between black families and white families. While law changes are the beginning of correct this imbalance, it is up to all of us to support change. They are presenting this program to churches and civic groups in the area. Thanks to both Enoch and Rev Warren for this program.
- Guests for the night were former member Johnny Whitfield and Ford Bradshaw from the Roxboro Club. They wanted to see our new Zoom room setup.
- The Brave Conversation Video is on the front page of the club website.
- Rotary District 7710 Spring Training will be on May 22nd. -It’s a Zoom session – Register on the DACdb calendar.
- The club social to celebrate Rachel & Zeke’s marriage will be Monday, May 24th – Wine 101 at 6:30 PM. This is a spouse event. Please sign up if you are coming so we will enough food.
- Rotary District Conference this year will be a virtual event on Jun 5th. – Sign up on the District Calendar on DACdb.
- Guest Ford Bradshaw won the Raffle Monday night, so the pot continues to grow.
The club presented Hope House a check for $2,525.80. These were funds left from the Peace Grant project.