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Anti-Bias Task Force

Speakers: MLK’s words ring still true today

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The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came alive at Riverhead Free Library Saturday on what would have been the civil rights leader’s 92nd birthday, during a program sponsored by the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force.

Anti-Bias Task Force announces collaborations with Riverhead library, including MLK event, ‘kindness corners’

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Riverhead Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force has revealed three new collaborations for January and February with the Riverhead Free Library.

Anti-Bias Task Force request to not hold public meeting on Yom Kippur sparks debate

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In a letter signed by ABTF chairperson Cindy Clifford, which Councilwoman Catherine Kent read aloud at today’s town board meeting, the ABTF noted that the town had scheduled its regular monthly meeting today, the second day of Rosh Hashanah and a water forum meeting on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for people of the Jewish faith.

Registration open for implicit bias workshops

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The interactive workshops each have two sessions. Residents can choose either the Monday morning sessions, which take place June 21 and June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, or the Tuesday evening sessions, which will be held June 22 and June 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Both sessions will take place at Riverhead Town Hall.

Perennial conundrum: diversifying the town’s anti-bias group

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Riverhead Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force has a new chairperson and may soon have some new members, as the task force and the town board look to expand the group’s diversity.

‘United We Laugh: Stand Up to Break Through’ brings people together with comedy and conversation about bias

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"United We Laugh," a cutting-edge new comedy show seeking to table discrimination through laughter and conversation, kicks off the evening with stand-up comics representing all sides of the heated divide in the nation today. Act two is a conversation with the audience moderated by James “Dr. Love” Banks.

Anti-Bias Task Force to host screening, discussion of ‘On the Basis of Sex’ for Women’s History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a free screening of “On the Basis of Sex,” the critically acclaimed film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by social activist and political organizer Lillian Clayman.

‘How Do We Build a Just Long Island?’ Riverhead to host community forum with Erase Racism Dec. 4

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The forum, “How Do We Build a Just Long Island?,” will bring together people from diverse communities for conversations to help understand our differences and recognize our similarities.

Anti-Bias Task Force offers gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School Tuesday

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s gang intelligence unit will present a gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Facing racism head-on: Anti-bias task force sets special public meeting Tuesday to discuss next steps

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The task force is planning to hold community roundtable discussions on racism, to set up training sessions and partner with the school district on educational programs.
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