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Un-Fair Campaign Looks Back, Asks for Input on Future

Posted at: 02/04/2013 8:56 PM
Updated at: 02/04/2013 10:30 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

nullA year of controversy since it all began, this week the Un-Fair Campaign is asking for input from the Duluth community.

The anti-racism campaign is looking back at the past year, addressing the controversy and is having a dialogue with community members about what comes next.

The first forum, called “Looking Back and Moving Forward!” happened Monday at the Church of Restoration in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Dozens of people, both community members and Un-Fair Campaign partners, were in attendance.

Gregory Duncan, with partner organization Lutheran Social Services, said “we’re really looking for what the community wants and sees as the issues we need to look at as a campaign moving forward.”

When the campaign launched in January of 2012, billboards displaying the slogan “it’s hard to see racism when you’re white” were posted around the city of Duluth. Those billboards and became the subject of scrutiny as the campaign began a series of educational meetings and events on curbing racism.

Two other forums are happening in Duluth this week. Wednesday’s forum will be at the Central Hillside Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m. The address is 12 E. 4th Street.

Thursday’s forum will take place at the Pilgrim Congregational Church at 2310 E. 4th Street. That forum also begins at 6:30 p.m.