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.