Across the nation people are calling attention to systemic racism, historic oppression and the unrealized promise of the civil and human rights struggles that date back to the founding of the nation.
How is this discussion playing out in Longmont? What is daily life like here in Longmont for Black, Latino, Indigenous and other people of color? When we hear talk about defunding or reforming the police, what would that mean?
Minister Glenda Robinson, founder of the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee, and Public Safety Chief Mike Butler will briefly discuss these issues and then will open up the conversation to the residents of Longmont. The conversation will be moderated by Macie May, editor, Longmont Leader and Liz Smokowski, chief executive officer of the Longmont Humane Society.
The event will be livestreamed from the LPM studios via Crowdcast, a similar web-streaming application to Zoom and YouTube Live. People will be able to listen in and post questions in the moderated event chat.
What: Community Conversation: A discussion about race, policing and civil rights
When: Monday, June 29, from 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Live on Crowdcast and Longmont Public Media
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Please send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be accepted until noon on June 29. In addition, participants will be encouraged to chime in with questions via chat during the event.
The Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, The Longmont Leader, and Longmont Public Media are co-hosting this timely community conversation.