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Eliminating racism from public policies and procedures in North Carolina will be the focus of a conference Nov. 17 in Winston-Salem.

The one-day Race Matters workshop, hosted by Action for Children North Carolina, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benton Convention Center.

The event features a training session on how to use the Race Matters Toolkit, an analytic and communications kit developed for foundations and nonprofits by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a sponsor of the event.

Other sponsors include the Race and Poverty Working Group of the N.C. Network of Grantmakers and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and Mary Babcock Reynolds Foundation.

A panel discussion on eliminating racial disparities in public policy will feature the Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP: Andrea Bazán-Manson, president of the Triangle Community Foundation; and Gregory Richardson, executive director of the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs.

The registration fee is $65, $35 for students, and includes a box lunch and parking.

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