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WHMP Community Forum-Reading, Writing, Racism?
WHMP Community Forum-Reading, Writing, Racism?

WHMP will broadcast a live community forum Thursday 8/21 8-10 a.m. exploring issues of race and accusations of racism within the Amherst public schools.

The forum will be broadcast live from the Amherst Common. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Bangs Community Center.

Guests include:
– Amherst Regional High School Principal Mark Jackson
– Superintendent of Schools Maria Geryk
-Town Manager John Musante
-“Media and Climate Communications Specialist Carol Ross
-School parent and restauranteur Pat Ononibaku
-Amherst Regional High School graduate Catia Correia.

Media panelists include WHMP news director Denise Vozella and morning show host Bob Flaherty.

Issues of race and equity have been on the front burner at the Amherst schools following a number of high profile incidents, including the targeting of African-American math teacher Carolyn Gardner with racist graffiti.

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