The Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation (Burleigh Street CDC) will proudly welcome radio talk show host/author Sharon E. Davis as a guest speaker for Part 2 of a Racial Healing discussion. She recently authored the critically acclaimed A Safe Place to Talk about Race: 10 Thought-Provoking Interviews. Sharon will facilitate a discussion on the topic of racial healing on Thursday, October 30th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Sherman Perk Coffee Shop, located at 4924 W. Roosevelt Drive
Sharon hosts the VoiceAmerica radio show, “A Safe Place to Talk about Race”, through which she has interviewed several knowledgeable guests. Such guests include New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Yale Psychiatrist James P. Cromer, California State Professor Evaon Wong-Kim, and ‘Oprah’ guest Hugh Vasquez. Discussions pertain to a wide variety of topics; including hope, hate groups, LGBT and race, education, and leadership.
Sharon will have copies of her book available for purchase at the event.
“The Sherman Perk is a place where all people can come and live their belief in a united community,” said Bob Olin, owner of the popular Sherman Park establishment.
This event is open to the general public.
Leading economic and community revitalization efforts since 1999 is the Burleigh Street CDC, a coalition of people who live, worship, work and do business in the neighborhood. Our mission is to enhance the business environment in the Burleigh Street Commercial Corridor by conceiving and implementing economic development and community revitalization projects through the leverage of public-private partnerships that link city, county, state and federal governments with private investors, local corporations and foundations. More information can be found at www.burleighstreet.org.