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lagruacenter.org 32 Water Street Stonington Borough LA GRUA CENTER Arts · Culture Community 860.535.2300 Stories of Resilience - Encountering Racism On view through December 19 M, W, F, Sat 10am-2pm and by appointment. La Grua Center, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, presents Stories of Resilience: Encountering Racism, an exhibit highlighting the lives of five exceptional residents of New London County, past and present-attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge, Coast Guard Commander (Ret.) Merle Smith, and 19th century freed slave and teacher Ichabod Pease. Stories of Resilience showcases their determination, bravery, and strength in the face of personal and systemic racism. Developed from the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT's Encountering Differences Program, the exhibit paints a picture of remarkable successes in the face of daunting obstacles through personal photographs, artifacts, and video testimonies. The exhibition is supported in part by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Special thanks to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for their assistance. The Jewish Federation OF EASTERN CONNECTICUT d877754 lagruacenter.org 32 Water Street Stonington Borough LA GRUA CENTER Arts · Culture Community 860.535.2300 Stories of Resilience - Encountering Racism On view through December 19 M, W, F, Sat 10am-2pm and by appointment. La Grua Center, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, presents Stories of Resilience: Encountering Racism, an exhibit highlighting the lives of five exceptional residents of New London County, past and present-attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge, Coast Guard Commander (Ret.) Merle Smith, and 19th century freed slave and teacher Ichabod Pease. Stories of Resilience showcases their determination, bravery, and strength in the face of personal and systemic racism. Developed from the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT's Encountering Differences Program, the exhibit paints a picture of remarkable successes in the face of daunting obstacles through personal photographs, artifacts, and video testimonies. The exhibition is supported in part by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Special thanks to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for their assistance. The Jewish Federation OF EASTERN CONNECTICUT d877754