CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago's Number One station for news, presents the twelfth installment in a series of virtual town halls, Do You Hear Me? A Discussion about Race, Thursday, August 20 at 2 p.m. on abc7chicago.com. The hour-long town hall will be moderated by ABC 7 Windy City LIVE host, Val Warner.
This town hall event addressed the challenges students and their families/caregivers will face, particularly in our undeserved black and brown communities, as youth head "back to school" to an e-classroom. Val Warner led the discussion on how some local organizations are working to innovate their education support programs for this new dynamic. We also heard examples of how they are supporting students' educational and mental wellness needs during this fall session of e-learning both in CPS and other school districts.
ABC 7 Facebook followers were invited to submit questions in advance for possible consideration.
-Bradly K. Johnson, BUILD, Inc.
-Leslie Chestnut, Metropolitan Family Services - Midway
-Jurema Gorham, Burst into Books
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.
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ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago is the No. 1 local news source and most-watched television station in Chicago. With top-rated daily newscasts spanning decades and the largest social media presence in the market with more than 2.3 million Facebook followers, ABC7 Eyewitness News provides breaking news, investigative reporting, weather, politics, traffic and sports in the multiplatform space to Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana. Named Best News Operation by the Associated Press for four consecutive years, the station produces 41 hours of local news weekly and Chicago's only local weekday entertainment talk show, "Windy City LIVE," as well as its highest-rated New Year's Eve special. ABC7's award-winning programs such as "Heart and Soul," "The Ñ Beat" and "Asian Influences" showcase the city's diversity, while being the only Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago's rich cultural history. In addition to producing town halls focused on current social issues, the station has a long and proud tradition of broadcasting political candidate debates keeping Chicago's electorate informed. ABC7's outreach efforts include annual partnerships with the Red Cross for life-saving blood drives and, most recently, spearheading an effort to raise more than $1.5 million for area food pantries.