Virtual town hall to address social justice and racial equality

A local youth organization will host a virtual town hall to help middle and high school students address these issues.

Posted: Jun 10, 2020 3:21 PM

UTICA, NY - Amid the ongoing conversations and public protests regarding social justice and racial equality, a local youth organization will host a virtual town hall to help middle and high school students address these issues.

Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley will hold a virtual town hall meeting on June 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Students from several cities across the state are invited to take part, alongside members of the Young Scholars and On Point for College.

“The meeting will have two police chiefs, both men of color, discussing the anger and frustrations of students, especially students of color, over the current relationship between law enforcement and students of color in many communities across the nation,” said Jawwaad Rasheed, Junior Frontiers Co-director in a press release announceing the event. “The purpose is to re-imagine what a positive, intricate relationship between law enforcement and communities of color could look like, what components would be necessary to achieve that end, and what tips and guidance officers can give students of color in today’s environment, when they have an interaction with law enforcement. What best practices can students of color use to stay safe.”

Visit https://www.mvfrontiers.com/junior-frontiers/meetings-events for more information.

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