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Worcester Announces Dates, Locations for Series of Discussions on Race

For Immediate Release: 4/24/2015 2:29 pm

Worcester, MA (April 24, 2015) - Mayor Joseph Petty and City Manager Edward Augustus today announced dates and locations for a series of community discussions on race, to be facilitated by the US Department of Justice Community Relations Service.

The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will also be involved as facilitators.

The seven week series will take place on the following Mondays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM:

May 18, 2015 Overview of Dialogue Process and Setting the State for Dialogue
YWCA of Central Massachsuetts, 1 Salem Square
WRRB Brief - The Changing City
Facilitator Questions
June 1, 2015 Representative Government
Quinsigamond Community College, 670 W. Boylston Street
WRRB Brief - Representative Government
Facilitator Questions
Elections Outreach
June 8, 2015 Public Safety
Belmont AME Zion Church, 55 Illinois Street
WRRB Brief - Public Safety
Facilitator Questions
WPD & WFD Community Outreach Programs
Gun Buyback Program
June 15, 2015 Youth and Education
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive
WRRB Brief - Youth & Education
Facilitator Questions
June 22, 2015 Media and Online Social Networks
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive (*Free WRTA Shuttle from Belmont Street)
Facilitator Questions
Cyberhate
Ferguson Before #Ferguson
June 29, 2015 Economic Development
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive (*Free WRTA Shuttle from Belmont Street)
WRRB Brief - Economic Development
Facilitator Questions
July 13, 2015

Report Back and Next Steps
DCU, Enter Showcase Corner (Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Major Taylor Boulevards (*Free Parking Available at the Major Taylor Parking Garage)
Closing Program
Final Compiled Notes

A light meal will be provided. Childcare services will be made available when possible. Additional details available soon.

For more information, residents can contact the City Manager's Community Coalition Against Bias & Hate: humanrights@worcesterma.gov or (508) 799-1152.

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