23 Russell Blvd
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Community members are invited to share their recent experiences and thoughts regarding racist incidents in the Davis community and ask questions of a panel comprised of local leaders and officials.
The panelists will not be asked to present, but rather will answer questions or address comments that come from participants. Sandy Holman, founder of The Culture C.O.O.P., will moderate the panel, which will include the following individuals.
Rochelle Swanson, City Council Member and Local Business Owner
Jonathon Raven, Yolo County District Attorney’s Office
Rev. Kristin Stoneking, Campus Minister of CA House
Rahim Reed, UC Davis Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Community Relations
Captain Darren Pytel, Davis Police Department
The Commission hopes that “Breaking the Silence of Racism” will
Allow participants to share their stories
Allow participants to discuss whether existing public policies are sufficient to address indifference, discrimination and racial violence
Help the public understand the components that sustain racism in our community
Continue and advance community dialogues on racism
The Commission understands that the problems we face in this community related to race will not be solved in a single community event. However, the Commission will commit to continuing this discussion in the months following this meeting, developing a framework of goals and outlining a full agenda of specific actions. The Commission commits to taking the public’s concerns and using them to create an action plan.