Second Youth-Led Discussion on Race and Policing Scheduled

Join Councilor Lydia Edwards and the Charlestown Coalition for a continued youth-led, healing conversation on race and policing with young adults from the Turn-It-Around program. The event will take place this Friday, July 24 at 1 p.m. at the Peace Park located on Lowney Way in Charlestown (location may change due to weather).

The goals of the afternoon are to talk honestly about lived experiences and listen compassionately. The hope is to accumulate action steps both from the community and police department to move forward towards healing and justice.

“Our last conversation took place on June 26 and it was a massive success,” said Councilor Lydia Edwards. “Following the death of George Floyd, my office was approached to help facilitate a conversation with the community, specifically the youth in Charlestown, and our local police officers. It was an incredible afternoon with spoken word poetry by Turn it Around youth, positive intentions, and honest conversations on race and equity in our neighborhood.”

This is the second discussion following a call for one meeting each month with elected officials, youth, and police leaders. All members of the community are welcomed. There will be representation from both A1 and the Community Engagement Bureau of BPD. Conversation will be facilitated by trained Charlestown Coalition members and Councilor Edwards. If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected].

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