Welcome to the Lexington Community Coalition.
The Lexington Community Coalition works to support a welcoming community that values wellness, inclusivity, respect, empathy, responsibility, compassion, community, kindness, and peace.
We are an open group of community members, school officials, municipal officials, and partner organizations who work together to identify, prioritize, and address community needs. We organize events and resources for Lexington citizens as well as initiatives to foster wellness and inclusion.
Community Book Discussions
Each year, the Lexington Community Coalition sponsors community-wide book reads and discussions to talk about topics of community-wide interest. In the past, we have read books about parenting. In Spring 2019, we had a panel discussion of the book One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium, which is an insightful collection of stories by a diverse array of LGBTQ+ educators about how far we’ve come and how for we still need to go in including LGBTQ+ people in our schools.
This year, we are bringing the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism to Lexington. We will host the following events:
Why Read White Fragility? September 25, 2019, 7:00-8:45pm, Cary Library
Understanding White Fragility November 3, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm, The Depot
Understanding White Fragility November 7, 2019, 9:00-11:00am, location to be announced
Small group discussions Winter 2019-2020, information to come
Please see our White Fragility web page and calendar for more information.
To hear Robin DiAngelo talk about her book, try these videos: