Stronger Together Series Launches November 5
The community is invited to attend the first virtual event in Fremont Area Community Foundation’s new Stronger Together series on November 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will feature Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott, authors and former Newaygo County residents.
Razel grew up in White Cloud and Daniel attended high school in Newaygo County. The men are now brothers-in-law and authors of the upcoming book Wounds. In the collaborative memoir, Daniel, who is white, and Razel, who is Black, reflect on their experiences growing up and learning to navigate difficult spaces and have hard conversations. Through stories that intersect and sometimes overlap, they explore what it looks like to understand and appreciate differences.
The event is the first in the Community Foundation’s new Stronger Together series, which will feature community events centered on the ideas of identity, difference, and the stories that shape our lives.
“We all have a story,” said Carla Roberts, Community Foundation president and CEO. “For some in our community, that story is one of belonging. For others, it’s more complicated. Through conversations with past and present Newaygo County residents, we will explore a wide range of subjects and explore the ways our differences enhance the community and ultimately make us stronger.”
During the event on November 5, Razel and Daniel will talk about their experiences in this community, read excerpts from Wounds, and take questions. The November 5 event will be livestreamed from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/FACFNov5.
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