Live Chats: A week of discussion on the Black experience, police budget and more

This past week we have dedicated our live chat series to frank conversations about the Black experience and the police department in response to the protests worldwide sparked by the death of George Floyd.

These discussions covered topics regarding defunding the police department and investing in youth programs, navigating conversations on racism with family and friends and media coverage.

If you missed any of these live chats, check them out below:

Friday, June 5 – Live chat on problems in the current state of policing with community activist and artist Senay Kenfe.

Monday, June 8 – Roundtable discussion on race, police and the protests with journalist Hollie Harris, professional athlete Sherridan Atkinson and local musician HeyDeon.

Tuesday, June 9 – Live chat on the local Invest in Youth campaign with youth ambassador Mac Harris.

Wednesday, June 10 – Live chat on interpersonal conversations about race relations with Reena Hajat Carroll, executive director of California Conference for Equality and Justice.

Thursday, June 11 – Live chat on media coverage of protests, the lack of Black reporters in newsrooms and self-care with Cerritos College journalism professor Christian Brown.

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