Community leaders meet in Triad for undoing racism workshop
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GREENSBORO — People across the Triad united in Greensboro Friday for the final day of an anti-racism workshop.
The Partnership Project hosted an Undoing Racism Workshop in memory of Greensboro community leader Nettie Coad who died in April.
Participants in the workshop say race is not always an easy subject to talk about, but that is the stigma they are looking to defeat.
"You have to challenge yourself to talk about things that you might not necessarily feel comfortable or confident about. That is only going to make the next conversation you have, that much easier," said Kyri Murdough, of Reading Connections.
From area leaders to businesses, nonprofits and foundations-attendees were as diverse as the communities they work in.
"This is a training to help us become better equipped at navigating the racial components of the services that we're trying to deliver to the community," said Phillip McAlpin, of Cone Health Foundation.
"I think as a city official, it's very important to understand the intricacies of institutionalized racism and how you can affect change internally," said Chancer McLaughlin with the City of Greensboro.
Murdough said the first step to change comes from application.
"We get so much information but then that's only effective if you take that back to your community and do something with it," said Murdough.
Organizers say they hope others join-in on future conversations. For more information, on The Partnership Project, click here.