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Local students participate in program aimed at stopping stereotypes

(WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- More than 80 students and teachers from local high schools participated in a hands on workshop to learn about diversity, discrimination, and respect on Wednesday at Lynchburg College.

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities conducted the program called "Stopping Stereotypes in Schools."

It took students through a process they call awareness to action.

They learned how stereotypes can impact their communities and experiences at school.

"So for people to come out and meet other people who are completely different from them and learn about stereotypes it just really helps you get more informed," said Summer Martinez, a student at Altavista Combined School in Campbell County.

Schools from Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, and Nelson Counties participated along with Lynchburg.

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