Racial & Social Injustice in America: A Public Roundtable


In the wake of recent civil unrest, the ongoing tragedies of racial injustice, and the need for police reform, we invite you to join us for a virtual Public Roundtable to discuss race relations and actions that can be taken to help solve social injustice and inequality in our community. The forum is free and open to the public. Our intent is to provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to express their reactions and experiences and to begin to imagine a new way forward.  

The evening will be moderated by Stanford University Associate Professor Allyson Hobbs, U.S. History Professor and Chair of the African and African-American Studies Program, and Rev. Kaloma Smith, Chair of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission and Pastor of University AME Zion Church of Palo Alto. We will also include a panel of distinguished civic leaders and community activists who will provide a brief historical perspective and comment on recent actions. 

The podium will then be opened to the attendees who want to talk about personal experiences, issues around police reform, or broader contextual issues such as prejudice, education, lack of economic opportunities, etc. The conversation would also shift to societal imperatives and initiatives that need to be taken, as well as actions we can take as individuals and members of organizations. We are committed to listening and learning and allowing your thoughts in structuring the dialogue. 

This two hour Roundtable will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 1, on the Zoom platform. There is no need to RSVP. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82249927285 or dial US: (669) 900 6833 or (346) 248 7799 or (253) 215 8782 or (929) 205 6099 or (301) 715 8592 or (312) 626 6799. For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. The Webinar ID is 822 4992 7285.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.