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Fishers mayor challenges residents to complete Interrupting Racism training

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 13:30:41-04

FISHERS — By the end of the year, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness is challenging 500 residents to start a series of challenges to help end racism in the city.

The city will sponsor 500 residents to undergo Interrupting Racism training, a one or two-day session to address systemic racism in the country, by the end of the year, according to a press release from the city.

The training is in-person, but social distancing guidelines will be followed, according to the release.

“In the national narrative we find ourselves, it is clear the country is struggling with issues of race and our community is not immune to these challenges," Fadness said in the press release. "In Fishers, we have the opportunity to change the course of this conversation through hard work, honesty, and humility. Today is a small step in that direction.”

The Fishers Community Committee on Race is expected to release a draft plan of goals and objectives this fall.

To register for the free Interrupting Racism training, click here.

You can sign up to get updates on Fishers' equity work here.