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Virtual Community Conversation Series

How to Talk About Equity, Race and Recent Events
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Attend via Zoom and Facebook Live

Conversations – courageous conversations – about equity, race and recent tragic events can be difficult to have, yet, individual and cultural conceptions of race impact every aspect of our daily lives. Words have impact, but so does silence.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), in partnership with equity leaders across Virginia, invites you to participate in a virtual community discussion on equity, race and recent events that are impacting us locally, nationally and globally.  The panel discussion includes VBCPS leaders and community members whose diverse backgrounds have influenced their personal, educational and professional endeavors toward inclusive excellence. 

Moderator:

Barbara Hamm Lee: Executive producer and host of Another View on WHRV 89.5 FM, a weekly call-in radio talk show that discusses today's topics from an African American perspective.

VBCPS Panelists:

Dr. Aaron C. Spence, Superintendent 
Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, Director, Opportunity and Achievement
Dr. Admon Alexander, Director, Family and Community Engagement

Community Panelists:

Beatriz Amberman: Founder of the Hispanic Community Dialogue Organization of Hampton Roads and an appointed member to the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission.

Jonathan Zur: President & CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities; and governor-appointed member of the Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

We ask that you send us any pressing questions or comments you might have so that we can work to address the subject matter that is most important to you, our community members. Please help us frame the conversation.