Earlier this year, President Barack Obama invited African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Caucasian police Sergeant James Crowley to sit down at a picnic table and have a beer with him and talk casually in what has become known as the historic “Beer Summit” at the White House.
Inspired, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is hosting a series of "Root Beer Summits" today, Tuesday, November 17, 2009, across the state to also get people to sit down together in a relaxed setting with cool refreshments and talk. Times and locations available here. (click on link for more)
The Root Beer Summits: Conversations on Race and Ethnic Diversity Across Michigan Today - AnnArbor.com