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Workshop to address racism in the Valley

TWO-DAY EVENT: The Ursuline Sisters, The Humility of Mary Sisters and ACTION of Youngstown are working together to present a two-day event to address systemic racism in the Mahoning Valley called “Anti-Racism at the Crossroads: Healing the Great Divide 2.”

The workshop will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is being hosted entirely via Zoom meeting. Last November, Sister Patricia Chappelle and Sister Anne-Louise Nadeau facilitated a conversation on becoming anti-racist. More than 50 participants were invited to reflect on clear definitions, attitudes and behaviors that enabled racism in seven separate systems. This was followed by a presentation on specific ways to transform those attitudes and behaviors.

During this workshop, participants will narrow down seven systems to the one they specifically want to address in the Mahoning Valley. A follow-up meeting has been planned for 10 a.m. May 22, also via Zoom. The goal is to plan a specific action that will impact the causes and effects of racism in that system in the Valley.

To register for this workshop, contact Sr. Mary Stanco at mstancohm@gmail.com or visit www.actionoh.com. After registering, participants will be sent a link to a recording of the first workshop, as well as a reflection question to prepare for this free event.

For information, contact Shelia Triplett at striplett@my-cap.org or ACTION Executive Director Rose Carter at taulen@aol.com or 330-941-0475.

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— To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network at 211 or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

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