City of Erie to host seven ‘People’s Suppers’ aimed at creating racial equity

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The city of Erie is hosting a series of suppers aimed to bring the community together.  

Mayor Joe Schember announcing today that seven ‘People’s Suppers’ kicks off in January.  The ‘People’s Suppers’ are a collaboration of three groups that organize meals across the country.  The mayor’s office reached out to the group in the wake of a report naming Erie as one of the worst places to live for African Americans. 

K Scarry, Community Manager for the People’s Supper, says, “the mayor’s office reached out wanting to do a series of racial healing suppers in Erie, so we’ve been working for seven months on creating a supper series”.

The dinners are set to begin in January and end in June with a celebration dinner.  After that, organizers hope to present the city with ideas that can be implemented in Erie to create racial equity.

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