Omaha Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

The theme of this fall's Black-White Dialogues is African-American Culture Past and Present

Omaha, NE – The Black-White Dialogues began last night and take place over the next five Tuesdays.

Elaine Wells, MS, founded the dialogues. She says the series aims to help eliminate racism in the community from the ground up. Wells says participants learn and practice new communication skills so they can share their real thoughts and feelings without offending anyone.

Each week centers on a different topic. Next week's guest is the winner of a 2010 African-American Trailblazer Award, "And her name is Dr. Mary Clinkscale. She's established a really neat arts academy for kids. And she's going to bring some other members of her staff to talk with us about the contributions of African-Americans to American society."

This fall's theme is "African American Culture Past and Present." All sessions take place from 7:00 to 9:00 on Tuesday nights at the TAC Building.

To register, the website is black-white-dialogues.org