If there's any one thing that defines Plainfield, it's diversity. Many people choose to live here specifically because of the city's embrace of diversity in heritage, relationships, abilities and beliefs. Now with a president-elect and impending administration that appear to favor particular groups over others and even attacks or threatens others, Plainfielders may be wondering what will happen in 2017 and beyond to change their lives.
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is offering a public forum to discuss concerns of residents. "A Critical Conversation - Questions for a changing America" will take place tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 400 East Front Street. All are welcome.
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My family is largely gone now, all the elders are deceased and I have no grandchildren. I feel a special concern for young families in these uncertain times. When I saw a Time magazine with Hitler as man of the year in 1938, my birth year, I wondered what my parents thought about bringing children into that world. My son arrived just before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and my young daughter was puzzled by our speechless sadness. We got all got through the chilling events, but not without a lingering wariness. Now it seems we may be in for an attenuated span of worry over the unpredictable. Getting together and talking about it is a good first step.