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Race and Culture Task Force: The conversations continue

Posted Jan. 17, 2018 | Last updated Feb. 15, 2018

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Six months into a yearlong effort to study racial equity and bias in Fort Worth, a city-appointed task force is intently listening to a diverse group of residents talk about issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth.

So far, about 600 residents have participated in the Race and Culture Task Force’s Town Hall and Community Conversations. Over the next two months, residents can share their input at one of 14 town hall meetings — dubbed “Continuing the Conversation” — at locations across Fort Worth. Each meeting will last two hours and provide a forum for sharing ideas and talking with others about the issues facing the community and ideas for improvement.

Scheduled meetings:

Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St. (This meeting was conducted primarily in Spanish with English interpreters available.)
Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.
Jan. 27, 10 a.m., Martin Luther King Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.
Jan. 27, 2 p.m., R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.
Jan 29, 6:30 p.m., East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.
Jan 31, 6:30 p.m., Northwest Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Dr.
Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane
Feb. 3, 10 a.m., Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.
Feb. 3, 2 p.m., Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.
Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasglow Rd.
Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.
Feb. 10, 10 a.m., Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.
Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Riverside Community Center, 3700 Belknap St.
Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Summerglen Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Residents may also submit comments and questions via email.

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Trinity Metro Commuter Rail Committee Working Session: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Trinity Metro Finance & Audit Committee Working Session: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Basswood Boulevard & Kroger Drive Infrastructure Improvements: 6 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Summerglen Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Canceled Lone Star Local Government Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 5 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Metropolitan Area EMS Authority DBA MedStar Mobile Healthcare Board of Directors: 10 a.m. Aug. 22, 2018; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
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City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Aug. 22, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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