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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Leader Chad Dion Lassiter to Headline Central Penn College’s Black History Month Celebration


Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Leader Chad Dion Lassiter to Headline Central Penn College's Black History Month Celebration

An internationally recognized speaker and award-winning pioneer in race relations, Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW, will speak words of wisdom and inspiration about resilience to the students at Central Penn College in honor of Black History Month.

Lassiter is executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, a pioneering researcher and leader in the University of Pennsylvania's social work department, and the thought leader behind the "No Hate in our State" townhall.

As the executive director of the Human Relations Commission, he leads a team of 87 staff members, three regional offices and a $12 million annual budget. He is the co-founder and current president of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice's Black Men at Penn, the first Ivy League Black male group of social workers. He has delivered anti-racism and violence prevention training at schools and diversity and inclusion training in the workplace across the nation and in several diverse countries.

The media is cordially invited to cover his message to impact and empower the students of Central Penn College.

WHAT: Black History Month luncheon and remarks by Chad Dion Lassiter

WHERE: Central Penn College Conference Center, 600 Valley Road in Summerdale

WHEN: 12 noon, Thursday, February 22, 2024  (Lunch is at noon; remarks, at 12:30 pm)

WHO:  Chad Dion Lassiter will address the student body, faculty and staff to discuss the value of resilience.

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About Central Penn College Central Penn College empowers students to turn potential into professional success. Since 1881, the college has been a leading source of career-focused education to students in Pennsylvania and beyond. Strategically located in Summerdale, near the seat of state government and major public and private employers, Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees and certificate programs in a variety of professional fields. For more information, visit


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