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Seminar to Highlight Harassment, Discrimination Issues on Public Transit

Meiying Wu/KBIA

A discussion focused on harassment and discrimination in transit will be coming to Columbia in about two weeks. 

The event, called Harassment and Discrimination Issues Specific to Transit in the #MeToo Era, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 at the OATS Headquarters, 2501 Maguire Blvd., Suite 101, according to a news release from the Missouri Public Transit Association.

Ashley L. Norgard, an attorney from Springfield, will lead the seminar, which will "highlight real-world examples from litigated cases," according to the release.

The lecture will discuss ways transit providers can train their staff to avoid issues of harassment and discrimination, said Kim Cella, executive director of the association.

"What we're hearing from our members is that harassment and discrimination are a large part of the issues that drivers and operators, transit workers are dealing with," Cella said.

The seminar will be free and open to the public, and those who are interested can register at www.mopublictransit.org . 

The discussion is part of the Missouri Public Transit Association's quarterly educational series, which showcases issues that transit providers and advocacy organizations face. 

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