On January 9, 2018, The Village Square and Leon County Government will host our annual Created Equal program. We will continue the frank community conversation about how we are doing in our hometown on issues of race and racial equality. In the wake of tragic events in communities of color and escalating political polarization around issues of race, we can’t quietly wish this were someone else’s problem. So we’re going to continue to talk about how we can face it, own it, and change it.

We’ll be stretching to live into the long-promised vision of our founders that “all men are created equal” – right here in our hometown. It’s a big promise our founders made, and we’re going to have to get a little uncomfortable if we’re going to rise to it. We say we’re up to the challenge. (Dinner – because this will probably make us hungry – is on us.)