City of Dallas presents Black Lives Matter, 3-part community conversation series

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June 24, 2020

Communications, Outreach, and Marketing

City of Dallas presents Black Lives Matter, 3-part community conversation series

Dallas, Texas - The City of Dallas’ Office of Equity and the Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) organization is hosting a Black Lives Matter three-part series surrounding the topics of racial equity, justice and inequality. This three-part virtual event will begin Thursday, June 25, 2020, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“This series of conversations will allow us to have a frank discussion about the history of racism and White privilege in Dallas,” said Council Member Casey Thomas. “This is the only way Dallas will be a city that will reach its full potential.”

This event will be moderated by TRHT Executive Director Jerry Hawkins, and includes four panelists: Council Member Casey Thomas, Community Advocate and Former Dallas Mavericks Player Rolando Blackman, Interim Equity Officer Dr. Lindsey Wilson, and Director of Regional Impact at Leadership for Educational Equity and the Co-Founder of Young Leaders Strong City, Amber Sims.

“The Office of Equity is looking forward to the much needed three-part community conversation in collaboration with Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation,” said Dr. Lindsey Wilson.

The Office of Equity ensures that each person has the resources and services necessary to thrive in each person’s own unique identities, circumstances and histories. The Office of Equity  understands that race continues to dictate outcomes for communities of color, and racial equity is critical to the public health and success of African Americans. The pervasive disparities that affect people of color in every system across the country, demonstrates why it is critical to lead with race. Challenging institutional and structural racism is essential if we are to reach an equitable society that serves everyone. Parts two and three of the Black Lives Matter series will be announced at a later date.