January 31, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative event Feb. 8

WHO: The Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative

WHAT: Members of the collaborative reveal a second quarter "tool kit"containing information promoting conversation about race with family and friends. The content includes a DVD produced by documentary filmmaker Patrick Mureithi designed to stimulate meaningful discussion.

WHEN: 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

WHERE: Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell

The Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative is a group started by the City of Springfield, the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation, Missouri State University and the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

The Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative began when the group, planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, began exploring their collective desire to improve race relations and foster an appreciation of racial diversity in the Springfield area. Their discussions and desire led to the idea of having a year-long project to improve race relations and enhance racial diversity in the greater Springfield area.

For more information, contact: Mark Struckhoff at marks@ccozarks.org or 417-862-3586.