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Marginalization discussed at the Holocaust Center


As part of the Holocaust Center’s participation of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, the Holocaust Center presented a panel discussion on marginalized communities. Marginalization, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is to put or keep someone in a powerless or unimportant position within a society or group.

The Civil Rights Act was a long step forward toward equality of rights under the law. Unfortunately, there still are barriers and closed doors that prevent some members of this community from achieving true justice. A panel representing diverse members of the community shared their experiences of marginalization and less-than-full participation in the community.

The panel included, (l-r), Michael Slaymaker, vice president of Development, Easter Seals Winter Park; Sister Ann Kendrick, Community Relations, Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka; Eli Garcia, program assistant, Hope CommUnity Center; Darryl E. Owens, editor, Orlando Sentinel, and Reverend Bryan Fulwider, president and CEO of Building US.


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