U of L holding forum on fear and racism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The University of Louisville is holding a forum to look at how fear contributes to racial perceptions.

Two ministers, the Rev. Joe Phelps of Highland Baptist Church and the Rev. Daniel Corrie Shull of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, will participate along with U of L student and activist Talesha Wilson. Author and former Courier-Journal columnist Betty Winston Baye will be the moderator.

The panelists will discuss how fear can shape perceptions and how people can overcome anxieties and biases.

The program and a reception will be Thursday at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. EDT, with the program following at 6 p.m.

Reservations are due by Tuesday with advance payment for the $25 reception event at (502) 852-3042 or clestine.lanier@louisville.edu.
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