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Loudouners continue to unify in the face of hate and racism with the latest installment of Neighborhood Conversations scheduled for Sunday to discuss race and ethnicity.

The 4 p.m. event will be held at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Ashburn and is based on the national initiative www.livingroomconversations.org as featured on NPR.

Neighborhood Conversations started as a response to Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers being found across Loudoun over the past year and seeks to keep the conversation going on how to achieve a fairer, more just society with more opportunities for all.

The conversation will explore the differing experiences of race and ethnicity with an aim to strengthen understanding and grassroots action. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in large and smaller groups with a set of guided questions.

Middle and high school students who attend will also be able to get community service hours for school, according to the Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES Education Committee.

The event is sponsored by Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES, the Loudoun County NAACP, Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries and the Loudoun Freedom Center

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