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Noted diversity trainer to lead discussion on race for Community Conversations

Jane Elliott to speak at Methodist University on Nov. 14


The Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department and partnering agencies will host a community dialogue with Jane Elliott, an internationally acclaimed teacher and diversity trainer, to discuss race in the U.S.

The free public meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St.

Participants are encouraged to email questions to Elliott at sheila.cuffee@yahoo.com no later than Nov. 13.

Elliott is known for the “Blue Eyes and Brown Eyes” exercise as a response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely on the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority.

Elliott is a recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education. 

Community Conversations is a partnership among the Human Relations Department, Greater Fayetteville United, Organizing Against Racism), and National Organization for Women.

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