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Partners for a Racism-Free Community Forum Planning is Underway!

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Partners for a Racism-Free Community is a movement of committed citizens and organizations working to move Greater Grand Rapids from “that’s the way it is” to “racism-free” through personal commitments, institutional efforts, social advocacy, and persistent intolerance of racist attitudes, words and behaviors.

With a rich history of working together to advance the cause of racial justice, the PRFC promotes a color-rich presence in all sectors of the community. It builds on a decade of successful Summits on Racism, public forums, and promotion of racial justice. Core supporters are businesses, groups and individuals.

As a community catalyst, the partnership seeks to enhance dozens of initiatives already working to overcome the racial divide in the greater Grand Rapids area and to support their efforts to create a racism-free community.

As committed people, we aspire to achieve a standard of excellence in racial equality, choosing to become identified with others of a like mind in order to create the critical mass necessary for community transformation.

As a coalition, we encourage each other to expect equality, because no one can truly experience equality until everyone does.

The Planning process for the 2010 PRFC Annual Forum has begun. This year, we have created a streamlined structure that will allow those who are willing and able to dedicate their time and energy to a specific team with specific purpose and duration.

Let us keep the efforts toward a racism-free community alive; let’s celebrate our successes and accomplishments of the past and present and create a vision for the future!

In order to make the 2010 PRFC Forum a success, we need your help. Please visit the PRFC website at and check out the ways you can help make our community racism-free!

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