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Ashley Lomboy headlines the NHC Equity and Inclusion Summit

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The second annual New Hanover County Equity and Inclusion Summit is slated for September 14-15 at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station.

This year’s event will cover health and cultural equity, youth and transgender issues, visual and hearing impairments, and developing an action plan for land acknowledgments and the inclusion of Indigenous People.

ASHLEY LOMBOY (above), from the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe of North Carolina, will serve as the keynote speaker for the summit during Thursday’s luncheon.

“Last year, we had an engaging summit that allowed members of our community and representatives from across the state to discuss important DEI-related topics taking place here at home, as well as across the country,” says New Hanover County Chief Diversity and Equity Officer LINDA THOMPSON. “This year, we look forward to expanding that conversation as we aim to provide attendees insight that will help them navigate today’s challenges while working to build more inclusive communities.”

Registration is available on the county’s website here.

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