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POWER OF PUBLIC VOICE: The Raymond John Wean Foundation will host ”Speaking Out: The Power of Finding and Exercising Your Public Voice” 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. today at the foundation’s Western Reserve Room, 147 W. Market St., Warren.

Nonprofits have taken up the cry following a gunman in Las Vegas wounding and killing dozens of people in October. Topics included greater gun control laws and providing help for those with mental challenges. There has also been advocacy for the homeless, protection of the environment and standing up against racism. The workshop will outline strategies for effectively managing public relations challenges and seizing opportunities to enter public discussions. Moderator is Teleange’ Thomas, Foundation Center Midwest director. Panelists are Doug Oplinger, Your Voice Ohio, project manager and Akron Beacon Journal former managing editor; Cynthia Connolly, Policy Matters Ohio, resource development manager; attorney John Pogue, Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd.; and Ian Beniston, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., executive director. For information call 330-394-5600, Ext. 103. To read the full story from the Tribune Chronicle, click here.