The town hall focused on the history of institutional racism in public education and how it creates generations unprepared to participate in the same opportunities as students in other communities, limiting inclusion in the American Dream. Panelists discussed the caliber of education existing in many already underserved communities and what national and local leadership need to do to effect sustainable change.
ABC 7 Facebook followers were invited to submit questions in advance for possible consideration.
The virtual town hall was exclusively streamed live on ABC 7's Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC 7's app, and ABC 7's connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.
PREVIOUS TOWN HALLS:
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 4, 2020
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 11, 2020
Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race on June 18, 2020
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