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Capital Region Anti-racism Community Training Initiative set to launch on Aug. 10

The Capital Region Antiracist Community Training Initiative is set to kick off its next program, a 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge on Aug. 10. By signing up to take part, participants will receive daily e-mails with each day’s challenge. Communities around the country have conducted the curriculum, which includes daily suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. The goal of the initiative is to give participants the tools needed to identify and combat racism at all levels, according to organizers.

Participants of the challenge are not only encouraged to learn and explore through daily readings and media clips, but are also welcome to discuss their thoughts in the initiative’s Facebook group page.

The challenge will culminate in a community conversation for all participants on Aug 31.

Curriculum was developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Debby Irving.

The Antiracism project is a collaboration between The Junior League, Proctors Collaborative, Samaritan Counseling, The United Way Of The Greater Capital Region, Schenectady County Public Library and community partners. The Daily Gazette is a media partner. Community partners include Association For Marriage & Family Therapy — NY Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Foundation, Bethlehem Chamber Of Commerce, NAACP Schenectady Branch 2715, NYS Coalition For Children’s Behavioral Health, Schenectady City School District, Schenectady Clergy Against Hate, Schenequity, Schenectady Inner City Ministry Food Pantry and YWCA-Northeastern.

Information and sign up for daily e-mails, may be obtained at: https://www.proctors.org/antiracism/.

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