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Girls Leadership Academy Speaker Addresses Group In Ridgewood

Samantha Plotino Emery will address the Community Relations Advisory Board of Ridgewood and Glen Rock on June 15.
Samantha Plotino Emery will address the Community Relations Advisory Board of Ridgewood and Glen Rock on June 15. Photo Credit: LinkedIn

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Community Relations Advisory Board of Ridgewood and Glen Rock will welcome Samantha Plotino Emery from the Empower U(niversity) Girls Leadership Academy at its next meeting, on Wednesday, June 15.

The Leadership Academy -- a program of YMCA Bergen County -- is a 10-month, small-group mentorship and empowerment experience for high school sophomore girls. The program covers topics including "empowered leadership, financial literacy, STEM, self-awareness, civic engagement, mind and body wellness, and media literacy," according to the website.

The Community Relations Advisory Board, appointed by the mayors of Ridgewood and Glen Rock, was created to overcome bias attitudes toward persons or groups based on their race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

People working or living within that area who have experienced bias, intimidation, housing discrimination, racism, sexism, or an injustice based on their immigration status or sexual orientation are urged to contact the board.

The meeting is from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Ridgewood Municipal Building, 131 North Maple Ave. For more information about the board, visit its Facebook page or email crabnj@gmail.com.

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