Multicultural Panel Plans Race Relations Community Conversations

The Loudoun County government’s Multicultural Advisory Committee will host two community discussions to explore racial biases on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2. The events are free and open to the public.

The program will be the same on both days and includes a performance of an off-Broadway play with a challenging perspective, a question-and-answer session with a panel, facilitated small group discussions, and a brief presentation on unconscious bias with tips and action steps.

“As Loudoun becomes more culturally diverse, increased incidences of racism and misunderstandings can occur,” stated Loudoun County Assistant County Administrator Valmarie Turner. “We hope these discussions will help improve cultural awareness and communication in Loudoun County. We invite you to have a frank discussion with your neighbors and explore action steps to challenge biases in our community.”

Because of the content of the play, the event is open only to those who are 13 years of age and older. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required to attend. Register online using Eventbrite.

The Friday meeting is 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling. The Saturday meeting is from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville.

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