Misquoted in article

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thank you for covering the celebration of the American Friends Service Committee’s 49 years in the Pioneer Valley and its recent transition to the Resistance Center for Peace and Justice. However, I was misquoted.

In the keynote, I did not say, “If some minority members feel excluded, some may think they are not good enough and pull away.” My words were, “If some minority partners feel excluded, a slippery slope begins and people will say, ‘My experience is not validated here, I, too will pull away.’ And the Resistance Center will become a hollow echo chamber.”

Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman