Courageous Conversations on Race, Racism, and Radical Change

Community Roots on behalf of the COVID 19 Task Force Faith Subcommittee presents courageous conversations on race, racism and radical change. The aim of these courageous conversations is to develop a strategic plan to organize a community-led, county-wide effort to operationalize anti-racism in Genesee County. All are invited and welcome.

Join the conversation during the UM-Flint Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18 from 12:30-2:30pm.  Register at

January 18 is the first of four Courageous Conversations. Please register to attend one of these sessions to help inform this community-led effort to advance anti-racism in Genesee County.

Registration Link
Date Time
REGISTER #1 Monday, January 18, 2021 12:30 - 2:30 pm
REGISTER #2 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:30 - 7:30 pm
REGISTER #3 Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 pm
REGISTER #4 Sat., February 13, 2021 10:00 - 12:00 pm

For more information on Flint's Community Roots and the Courageous Conversations, contact Willie Smith, Jr. at


Community Roots, LLC., a community think tank, envisions healthy, inclusive, thriving communities that utilize generational wisdom and knowledge to unleash community advancement. 

Courageous Conversation Partners:

  • Community Based Organizations Partners (CBOP)
  • COVID 19 Task Force Faith Subcommittee
  • Community Change Leadership Network an Affiliate of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

Community Roots partners with UM-Flint through the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP).  FTAAPP seeks to encourage university / community collaboration through engaged teaching, learning, and support for community-based participatory projects. This effort is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.