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Black Women Connect GR produces forum on race and policing

July 13, 2016
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The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Sonya Hughes was instrumental in producing a directory for minority- and woman-owned businesses. Photo by Michael Buck

A local chamber-backed group is hosting a forum on race and policing in town tonight.

Black Women Connect GR, a networking group by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the event in Grand Rapids at the Yankee Clipper Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library, at 2025 Leonard St. NW, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The “pop-up discussion” will feature several speakers and is intended to create “a safe and brave space where real conversations and connections can occur.”

Black Women Connect GR welcomes people “from all walks of life” to attend and participate in the forum.

The event is free, but the group asks that RSVP messages be sent to diversity at grandrapids dot org.

For more information, contact the chamber at (616) 771-0300.

Speakers

Tamika Henry, educator and principal, New Options High, Allendale School District

Sonya Hughes, VP of inclusion, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Louis Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of African-American history, Grand Valley State University

Chris Sain Jr., educator and community activist; coordinator of retention, Grand Rapids Community College

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