OIC Public Meeting Will Explore “The Danger of a Single Story”

OAKWOOD, OHIO: — The Oakwood Inclusion Coalition (OIC), a citizen-driven coalition dedicated to inclusivity and diversity, will hold its next quarterly public meeting on April 28 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.


The meeting is open to all and will be held virtually.


At the April 28 meeting, the community is invited to explore the power of stories, and “The Danger of a Single Story.” Participants will watch best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful TED Talk of that title, which illustrates the role assumptions play when we meet “others,” or anyone unfamiliar. Afterward, participants will break out into small discussion groups to explore the power of stories and the pitfalls of “single stories,” as well as how to prevent them from interfering with their relationships with others.


Michael Carter, Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Diversity Officer at Sinclair Community College, will be the meeting facilitator.


The OIC held its first public meeting in January, which engaged more than 100 participants. During lively breakout group discussion, participants shared their many reasons for living in Oakwood, concerns for ensuring that all are welcomed, and visions for extending all that is good about Oakwood to all who reside in and visit it. Those stories illustrate a rich tapestry of hopes and visions for the future of Oakwood.


Visit https://www.oakwoodic.org/ to register to attend and learn more about Oakwood Inclusion Coalition.


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If you would like more information please contact Kristi Hale at 937-250-6824 or email hale@wrightilbrary.org