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Group formed to address stigma, discrimination

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - A new group comprised of consulates and faith based leadership met today as part of "positive faces in the community."

Hosted by US Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, the group hopes to improve relationships between law enforcement and the community. "Depending on what those stories talk about and if there's more stories that involve certain ethnic groups over others...the concern that there could be stigmatizing of a certain ethnic group. There can be tensions that can be raised. There can be concerns about discrimination and potential violence," he said.

Participants in today's meeting agreed that education plays a big role in addressing these issues and that helping them garner employment will keep them out of the criminal justice system.

The goal is to get the private sector involved as well as individuals or groups that already work to empower outer islanders to work together.
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