One Community United continues to foster open conversations about racial harmony in Rome and Floyd County, in spite of the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rick Stevenson, a member of the organization’s Board of Directors, says that numerous Zoom meetings have been held in recent months to discuss current events, particularly with the youth of this community. He adds that local law enforcement has been responsive to ongoing conversations related to positive race relations.
Where there are challenges in times of crisis, there are also opportunities for open conversation, indicates Stevenson.
One Community United released a statement in last weekend’s Rome News-Tribune in light of the recent deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery; it has since been posted to the One Community United, Rome, Georgia page on Facebook.
Stevenson adds that the organization is currently in the midst of planning for their annual One Table event in September, though it will look different than it has in the past with respect to the need for social distancing.