How to get involved in conversations about racial injustice

Following the mass protests nationwide following the killing of George Floyd last month, the topic of racial injustices and police brutality on communities of color has once again been placed in the public spot light.

To further dialogue around this topic, the California Conference for Equality and Justice organization has hosted 11 online chats in the last two weeks to discuss perspectives on race, racism and the value of Black lives in the community.

“For many of us, dialogue is the first important step in a long process of undoing racist thinking and behavior,” CCEJ Executive Director Reena Hajat Carroll said in a statement.

The chats are opening to the public on June 20, and those interested can keep up to date on the talks here.

According to the CCEJ’s website, the first event called “Cross-Racial Dialogue” will be hosted via the Zoom teleconferencing app on June 24.

For more information, Hajat Carroll discussed the conversations in a live chat with the Post on June 10:

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