Discussion to create racial equity hub for the UP to be held soon

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A group is meeting Saturday, January 20 on Northern Michigan University’s campus to discuss forming a racial equity hub in the Upper Peninsula.

The meeting is hosted by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion along with convening partners. Everyone is welcome to come out and discuss ideas or problems they feel face those in their community. Discussion will revolve around health, education, child welfare, criminal justice, employment and income for those who potentially face racial prejudice.

“This is supposed to be an opportunity for people to generate ideas, to share their experiences, things that they found are very helpful in dealing with these issues from their experiences, and also to explore some ideas that maybe we haven't approached in this community,” said Dr. Martin Reinhardt, NMU Associate Professor of Native American Studies.

The meeting will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Whitman Hall's commons area on NMU’s campus. The event is open for anyone to attend.

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