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Continue the Conversation at Pack Library

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION Celebrate Black History Month at
Pack Memorial Library

Last summer, Buncombe County Community Engagement Team created a four-part Lunch and Learn series on African-American History in our community. It featured prominent guest speakers Marcell Proctor, Dr. Darin Waters, Commissioner Al Whitesides, and Dr. Sharon West. The presentations gained a tremendous following and though they took place last year, the conversations will continue in 2018.

Throughout February, in honor of Black History Month, we've been  Continuing the Conversation at Pack Memorial library every Thursday at noon.

The Community Engagement Team and Pack Library invite everyone to attend to watch a  video of the previous presentation and afterward continue the conversation with special guest speakers. The event  will take place in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library

  • Thursday, Feb. 22, noon – 1:30 p.m. The Historical Effects of Redlining and Gentrification Video and Discussion

This event is free and open to the public. Since it takes place at noon, you are welcome to bring your own lunch while you enjoy the video presentations.

For more great upcoming events from the Buncombe County Public Library System or the Community Engagement Team, you can visit

In case you missed some our earlier presentations you can watch the videos on our Youtube channel.

These presentations are in partnership with the Buncombe County African-American Commission.