Human Relations News

A new International Row at Rock the Block will kick off Race Equality Week, observed Sept. 20 - 26. On Spruce Street, international organizations will be selling crafts and educating the community on their respective cultures.

Rock the Block will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.

Other events during Race Equality Week include a student forum exploring race relations, an art exhibit, Fiesta 2010 and the latest “Beyond Soul and Salsa” forum on African-American/Hispanic issues.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, high-school students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools will discuss their perspectives on the state of race relations. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at North Forsyth High School, 5705 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem.

In conjunction with that forum, the Transforming Race art exhibit will be on display at North Forsyth High School during the forum and for several weeks thereafter. The Transforming Race exhibit was created by Wake Forest art students in collaboration with students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools.

On Thursday, Sept. 23, the Human Relations Commission will sponsor its 11th “Beyond Soul and Salsa” forum on African-American/Hispanic issues. The forum will focus on the Secure Communities program. Panelists will include Chief Scott Cunningham of the Winston-Salem Police Department and Forsyth County Sheriff Bill Schatzman. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center, 1006 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem.

Fiesta 2010, celebrating diversity, Hispanic/Latino heritage and cross-cultural understanding among all people, will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, noon to 8 p.m. along Fourth and Spruce streets in downtown Winston-Salem. There will be food, music, dancing, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Fiesta 2010 is sponsored by the Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad and co-sponsored by the city of Winston Salem and other local agencies.

For more information about these events or Race Equality Week, call City Link at 727-8000.


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