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Connections: Discussing the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

Sep 20, 2019

The Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) is making strides in addressing systemic racism in the community. The program – run through the St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center – is working with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Its teams work with local companies and organizations to begin or deeper conversations about race, review policies and procedures related to diversity and inclusion, and identify systemic barriers that need to be addressed.

This hour, we sit down with leaders from the REJI to discuss their work, their progress to date, and the challenges they see in the community. In studio: