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Race and Culture Task Force: The conversations continue

Posted Jan. 17, 2018 | Last updated Feb. 15, 2018

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Six months into a yearlong effort to study racial equity and bias in Fort Worth, a city-appointed task force is intently listening to a diverse group of residents talk about issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth.

So far, about 600 residents have participated in the Race and Culture Task Force’s Town Hall and Community Conversations. Over the next two months, residents can share their input at one of 14 town hall meetings — dubbed “Continuing the Conversation” — at locations across Fort Worth. Each meeting will last two hours and provide a forum for sharing ideas and talking with others about the issues facing the community and ideas for improvement.

Scheduled meetings:

Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St. (This meeting was conducted primarily in Spanish with English interpreters available.)
Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.
Jan. 27, 10 a.m., Martin Luther King Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.
Jan. 27, 2 p.m., R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.
Jan 29, 6:30 p.m., East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.
Jan 31, 6:30 p.m., Northwest Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Dr.
Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane
Feb. 3, 10 a.m., Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.
Feb. 3, 2 p.m., Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.
Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasglow Rd.
Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.
Feb. 10, 10 a.m., Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.
Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Riverside Community Center, 3700 Belknap St.
Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Summerglen Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Residents may also submit comments and questions via email.

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