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Paul Davison, chairman of the Grenada Smile Committee, addresses the crowd at the unity meeting as Ward Three Councilman Lewis Johnson listens. Staff Photo / Galen Holley

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   More than 150 turned out Thursday at the Lewis Johnson Senior Complex to take part in a discussion about unifying Grenada.
   Ward Three City Councilman Lewis Johnson moderated a conversation in which city and religious leaders as well as local citizens asked questions and shared their thoughts about race relations, education and civic involvement.
   “I thought it important that we have a dialogue, and our goal is one Grenada,” said Johnson in his opening remarks.
   The councilman also said that Grenada is “20 years behind the times,” and that it is time to ask hard, challenging questions.

Race relations
   The Rev. Jonathan Moore, pastor of Christian Life Church, said he was a little surprised when he relocated here.
   A native of England, Moore moved to Grenada with his family 23 years ago, and he said he noticed right away that the literature then produced by the chamber of commerce was, as he called it, very “Anglo-centric.”
   “It was very white,” said Moore, as his remarks drew a laugh from a crowd that was about 75 percent black.

For the full story, see the online edition or the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.


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