Northern Ireland Ulster Project Students Visit Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A group of teenagers from Northern Ireland arrived in the city Monday as a part of the Ulster Project. The program focuses on breaking down prejudices and stereotypes, including those based on race, religion and ethnicity.

The participants visited the Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue at Wean Park to learn about racial equity, inclusion and diversity.

“Allowing them to compare that or juxtapose that to their culture and their society and really point to things that they’ve experienced in their own lifetime that compare to this – that’s a wonderful moment not only for them, but for me as well,” says Derrick McDowell, community engagement and inclusion coordinator for Wean Park.

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