Diane and Hugh Davies accept the CMCC 2019 Peace Builder Award
Each year CMCC presents a Peace-Builder Award at the Open House. This award recognizes community members or organizations that bring people together to plan, organize and implement a program to benefit the larger community. This year, CMCC recognized Diane and Hugh Davies for their creativity, leadership and “can do” spirit in building positive relationships while establishing a program called The Big Conversation on Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland. These conversations provide participants the opportunity to share information, insight and experiences. Through these efforts, more and more people are becoming aware of the impacts of conscious and unconscious bias and systemic racism on all of us.
The Davies, with the support of their parish community at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, have been able to gather a team of partnering organizations which includes: All Saints Episcopal Church, Calvert County Public Schools, Calvert Library, Calvert County NAACP, Charles County NAACP, the Community Mediation Centers of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church, Harriet Elizabeth Brown Scholars, Patuxent Friends (Quaker) Meeting, St. Mary’s County NAACP, and St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Approaching its third year, all are committed to continuing the Big Conversations on Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland to shine light on the inequity and injustice of systemic racism. The conversation for 2020 is currently being planned. For more information, visit www.dismantleracism.org .