TRJ returns for 2021 with a look ahead

WITF’s series of virtual community conversations hosted by Charles Ellison addressing systemic racism and injustice in Central Pennsylvania and beyond returns Thursday, February 4 at 7pm on WITF’s YouTube Channel.

Join us as we look back at highlights from the past year and meet several of the community co-organizers that have played an important role in shaping and guiding the series. They’ll reflect on goals for series in 2021, upcoming topics and the critical issues we plan to dive into as we continue to tackle racial disparities in the Midstate.

Plus we’ll explore current issues surrounding Policing and Policy, two topics that continue to make headlines in 2021 as President Joe Biden’s administration attempts to forge a new path towards unity.

Panelists include:

Sharia Benn
Sharia Benn — TRJ Co-organizer and President & Executive Artistic Director of Sankofa African American Theatre Company

Jonathan Feinberg — Vice President, National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)

Stephanie Jirard
Stephanie Jirard — TRJ Co-organizer and Chief Diversity Officer & Professor of Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University

Joanna McClinton
Representative Joanna McClinton — PA House Minority Leader

Mark Rhodes
Mark Rhodes — TRJ Co-organizer and Diversity Educator and Strategist, Owner of Key Learning Consultants and a Commissioner with the City of York Human Relations Commission


And Others…

Register to Attend

Thursday, February 4 at 7pm
Streamed LIVE on WITF’s YouTube Channel

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

Our goal is 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 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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