ABC 7 Chicago presents: Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago's Number One station for news, presented the third installment in a series of virtual town halls, DO YOU HEAR ME? A DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE, Thursday, June 18 at 2 PM on abc7chicago.com. The hour-long town hall will be moderated by ABC 7 Eyewitness News Reporters Evelyn Holmes and Will Jones.

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Watch Part 2 of "Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race" moderated by ABC7's Evelyn Holmes and Will Jones.



During this town hall we heard from four young people, all socially active in their own way, and asked them how they hope to affect change in the aftermath of the social movement spurred by the murder of George Floyd. We listened to their perspective on police reform, racism and their expectations for other generations and elected leaders.

Panelist representing the following organizations:

  • Anthony Williams - Becoming A Man

  • Vashon Jordan, Jr. - Free Spirit Media

  • Gabrielle Winton - Build, Inc.

  • Jari Taylor - GlobalGirl Media Chicago


  • The virtual town hall was also 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

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