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Toward Racial Justice Series Continues with an Exploration of Racial Inequalities in Housing

WITF’s series of virtual community conversations hosted by Charles Ellison addressing systemic racism and injustice in Central Pennsylvania and beyond continues Thursday, July 30 at 7pm.

Join us as we examine Racial Inequalities in Housing. We’ll explore the history of discriminatory practices in real estate and the rental market, the public housing system, access to home ownership and the impacts of gentrification. We will also discuss how we, as a community, can disrupt this negative cycle to create a more equitable future.

Panelists include:

Beck Joyner — Realtor in Harrisburg
Sharee D. McFadden — Economic Development Specialist for the City of York
Angela McIver — Executive Director at Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Share your personal experiences or ask questions that we can address during this conversation. Email us at or share your story using #RacialJusticePA.

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Our goal is to to elevate underrepresented voices with special emphasis on giving young people a platform to discuss their views. Race and racism are uncomfortable topics. Our objective is to help serve as a catalyst for change by bringing people together to discuss possible solutions and inspire collective action.

The committee of co-organizers include:

  • Major Kristal M. Turner-Childs — Director, Bureau of Forensic Services, Pennsylvania State Police & WITF Board Member
  • Mark Rhodes — Diversity Educator and Strategist, Owner of Key Learning Consultants and a Commissioner with the City of York Human Relations Commission
  • Jankail Adams — Parent Liaison for the PA State GEAR UP-3 program, Harrisburg School District
  • Sharia Benn — President & Executive Artistic Director of Sankofa African American Theatre Company
  • Corey Dupree — Chief Operating Officer at The Bridge: Eco Village in Harrisburg

Join us on Thursdays Aug. 13, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 from 7:00 to 8:30pm as we continue the Toward Racial Justice series with an in-depth look at topics such as The Census & Race: Why Getting Counted Matters and Environmental Justice.

The entire series will be live streamed and recorded so those unable to attend can watch, listen and share. Visit to watch past conversations and find additional resources.

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