Volunteers Sought For Race Against Racism at Autumnfest

Many opportunities to support the 5K run/walk on Oct. 7


Volunteers are needed to support the Race Against Racism on Sunday Oct. 7.

This year's 5K run/walk will be held during Woonsocket's annual Autumnfest celebration. A variety of positions are available for volunteers the day of the race from 7 to 11 a.m.  

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: race set up, registration, water station, on-course guide, finish line, and clean up.  A volunteer form is available on the Race Against Racism website at www.raceagainstracismri.org.

Race Against Racism is intended to unite people of all races, demonstrate our community's commitment to eliminating racism, and celebrate our diversity.

Proceeds from the race will support community and racial justice efforts.

Race Against Racism is organized by YWCA Rhode Island.  Race Partners include: RiverzEdge Arts, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, Family Resources Community Action, nriAHEC, Connecting for Children & Families, Thundermist Health Center, Landmark Medical Center, Autumnfest, Woonsocket Prevention Coalition, and CopsWalk 2012.  

To register to run/walk or volunteer contact YWCA Rhode Island at (401) 769 - 7450 or visit the race website, www.raceagainstracismri.org.

Leo Tiberius Fontaine August 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM
I hate racism,all taxpayers are created equal.
Russell Archambault August 25, 2012 at 01:56 PM
not really tax payers pay different rates so we have the low taxpayers the middle taxpayers and the overtaxed payers so we are back to the natural order of things.taxism.
Angie Pauline Nicholson Fontaine August 27, 2012 at 01:27 AM
racism? really? there are only 2 black people in the group picture. Come on people of Woonie...you have not experienced racism until you have lived in the deep south, y'all.
English first August 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I am glad this issue is being brought up. Northern RI is multicultural. it would be wonmderful to unite people of all races, demonstrate our community's commitment to eliminating racism, and celebrate our diversity. Thanks for counting Angie.
Angie Pauline Nicholson Fontaine March 29, 2013 at 09:00 PM
you are welcome there, English first. obviously I was math first :-P


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