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NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

“We are at a point of desperation in our American conversation about race, religion and politics,” Graylan Quarterman, president of the Liberty County Branch of NAACP, said. “A disconnect is present among the citizens; differences remain the cause for division.”

So, he said, the organization is calling a panel discussion on race, religion and politics for 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1347 Shaw Road, Hinesville.

“It is again time to have a productive discussion on these topics,” Quarterman said. “These are not abstract concepts. It is the hope and belief that the doors of opportunity can and will open widely in favor of community-wide growth through any level of discomfort the discussion of these topics may present.”

The panel will include Pastor William Flippin Jr., Pastor Debra Grant-Neal, Dr. Otis Johnson, state Rep. Al Williams and Pastor Dale Thornton.

The group’s last panel discussion was in 2015. For more information, call Artis Morrison at 912-484-0235.

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