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SCO Welcomes Erase Racism for First Open Forum

August 12, 2019 / SCO News

african-american woman holding a microphoneAs part of SCO’s anti-racism initiative, we held our first open forum on race for SCO staff. Erase Racism’s Elaine Gross and Nyah Berg led a thoughtful and informative discussion – “Race Matters: The history of race and why we need to talk about it” that touched on many aspects of racism and how we can continue the conversation.

It was the first in an ongoing series of open forums on race that SCO’s CARE committee (Committee Advocating Racial Equity) will be hosting for SCO staff. CARE seeks to engage leaders at all levels of SCO to further diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization. CARE encourages and fosters courageous conversations about race and racial issues at SCO and in the communities we serve.


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