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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Citywide town hall to discuss race and equity in Fort Worth

In 2017, the Fort Worth City Council appointed a 23-member task force to deliberate and give advice on issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth.

A news release said the task force was asked to engage residents in a series of conversations about race and culture, by conducting city wide town halls, drawing conclusions from these conversations and making recommendations to the City Council.

The task force will also advise City Manager David Cooke on an appropriate leadership training dealing with these topics. Additionally, the task force will review findings of a study on disparities in how municipal services are provided, then advise council members on a strategy to promote racial and cultural equity.

The next town hall is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 8 at the Tarrant County College South Campus, Student Center Dining Hall, located at 5301 Campus Drive.

 

The release said attendees are encouraged to make presentations on these questions (2 minute maximum per speaker):

 

  • To what extent do Fort Worth residents experience disparities — in criminal justice, economic development, education, health, housing and transportation — that are attributable to race and culture?

  • Can you provide us with a specific example of these disparities?

  • Why do our residents experience these disparities?

  • What should our community do to reduce or eliminate these disparities?

Residents may also submit comments via email at onefortworth@gmail.com.

 

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