Mayor McFarland Discusses "Racial Issues" 6PM Tuesday

Jul 26, 2020 at 01:33 pm by WGNS


(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will be on WGNS at 6:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday night with a "Conversation On Race" with Dr. Vincent L. Windrow. This will be on WGNS, just before "live coverage" of Braves Baseball. In addition to WGNS (FM 100.5, FM 101.9, AM 1450, and streaming at www.WGNSradio.com), it will also be on CityTV (cable 3) and its associated sources as well as the city's Facebook "live" page.  

This will be the mayor's second “Conversation on Race” with Dr. Vincent L. Windrow. The latest briefing will include Officer Cormac Chandler and Sgt. Bryant Mitchell with the Murfreesboro Police Department. 

Windrow is associate vice provost for Student Success and former director of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs at Middle Tennessee State University and has served as pastor of Olive Branch Church since 1999.  

Mayor McFarland said, “I think being uncomfortable is good. We grow when things are uncomfortable. I think being able to sit down and have honest dialogue is something we need to have. It’s not about shame or pointing a finger and blaming.  What I gathered from the first conversation is more about a community coming together.”

Dr. Windrow added, “It starts with desire.  Before there are policies or any type of legislation, it starts with a desire to want to learn. It’s about learning and it’s about growing. By drawing the circle wider, them become us.  We’ll always treat them worse than us.  Why? Because they’re them.  But when them becomes us, we learn how to navigate the space together.”

 

 

The Mayor’s briefings are intended to openly discuss the topic of racial inequities over the coming months. Conversations about inequities and change are taking place across many sectors of American society, including government, the workplace, neighborhoods, police and in politics. McFarland encourages the Murfreesboro community to join in the conversation.

Again, this special broadcast with Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will be on WGNS at 6:00PM o'clock this coming Tuesday night, right before Braves baseball.  It will also be on City TV (cable 3) and its associated services, and Murfreesboro's Facebook page.