The city of Tracy will bring together community leaders on Tuesday, June 30, at 6:00 p.m. for the first in a series of virtual town hall meetings to discuss race, equity and policing.
This event, titled “A Conversation on Racial Injustice, Policing and our Youth,” will provide an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns and perspectives, and will feature the following panelists:
- Robert Bivens — Stockton NAACP president
- Shaelyn Hawkins — community organizer
- The Rev. Kevin W. James — New Creation Bible Fellowship, president of the California African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention
- Yolande Knight — Tracy African American Association president
- Sekou Millington — Tracy police chief
- Rob Pecot — Tracy Unified School District director of student services
- Manuel Zapata — Central Valley community organizer
“In the wake of recent events, it’s important that we have an open dialogue with community leaders and the public at-large on issues centered on racism and policing,” Chief Sekou Millington stated. “We need to hear different perspectives on these challenging topics, and collectively find ways to address them as a community.”
The virtual town hall will be moderated by Lynda and Eric Hawkins of WorkVine209.
The event will be streamed live on WebEx, the City of Tracy Facebook page, on Comcast Channel 26 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. The public may participate in the panel discussion using WebEx at: https://cityoftracyevents.webex.com (event number: 126 367 7160; event password: tracy). Participants can submit questions or comments via the chat feature of WebEx. To participate anonymously, submit your comment in WebEx by typing “Anonymous” when prompted to provide a first and last name and inserting firstname.lastname@example.org when prompted to provide an email address.
To listen to the virtual town hall by phone, please dial (408) 418-9388 (access code: 126 367 7160).
Submit comments or questions early by emailing Melissa Chamberlain, executive assistant, at email@example.com.