Former State Representative Alisha Thomas sent the following announcement about a roundtable dialogue between young people of color and the Cobb County Police Department.
It will be held July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverside EpiCenter, but is only available to the public online streaming. You can view it streamed online by emailing email@example.com to get credentials to view the event.
The announcement below has complete details:
Cobb County, Georgia- Join Riverside EpiCenter, along with former State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan, Marcus Coleman, Destiny World Church, and Word of Faith for a conversation between local Cobb County youth and Cobb County Police Department officials.
“The Dialogue” roundtable will highlight the relationship between police and our younger generation of color, in a roundtable forum in the wake of police brutality and the rise of Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the country. Community leaders in Cobb County will have open and shared dialogue with young people of color, along with special invited guests from the Cobb County Police Department. Together, we will address the challenges facing youth of color and the need for policies that eliminate racial disparities, along with dissecting the painful history between law enforcement and communities of color at the local level.
“If riots are the voice of the unheard, then we want to give the unheard a voice”-Alisha Thomas Morgan.
Together, local Cobb County leaders will work closely with youth participants and law enforcement to develop concrete policy ideas and best practices that encourage a safer, more inclusive community for all. In learning more about the experiences of young people of color, the goal of the “Dialogue” is to work with the Cobb County Police to implement policies that will create transformative, multi-generational changes to the relationship between youth of color and local law enforcement.
WHO: Riverside EpiCenter, the Honorable Alisha Thomas Morgan, Marcus Coleman, Destiny World Church, & Word of Faith
WHEN: Thursday, July 29, 2020 Time: 10:00AM -1:00PM EST
WHERE: This event will be streamed online and not open to the public. Members of the media are welcome to attend under social distancing requirements. To gain access, email firstname.lastname@example.org for credentials.