As part of a yearlong effort to study racial equity and bias in Fort Worth, a city-appointed task force will be listening to a diverse group of residents talk about issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth.
A citywide town hall is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 8 at the Tarrant County College South Campus, Student Center Dining Hall, 5301 Campus Drive.
Attendees are encouraged to make presentations (two minutes per speaker) on these questions:
- To what extent do Fort Worth residents experience disparities — in criminal justice, economic development, education, health, housing and transportation — that are attributable to race and culture?
- Can you provide us with a specific example of these disparities?
- Why do our residents experience these disparities?
- What should our community do to reduce or eliminate these disparities?
Residents may also submit comments via email.
About the task force
In 2017, the City Council appointed a 23-member task force to advise on issues related to race and culture in Fort Worth.
Co-chairs are Rosa Navejar (presiding co-chair), Lillie Biggins, Rabbi Andrew Bloom and Bob Ray Sanders. Task force members include Charles Boswell, Walter Dansby, Robert Fernandez, Miriam Frias, Robert Goldberg, Yolanda Harper, Bishop Mark Kirkland, Nima Malek, Rattana Mao, Arturo Martinez, Roxanne Martinez, Judy McDonald, Terry Mossige, Cory Session, Katie Sherrod, Ty Stimpson, Jennifer Trevino, Monica Vasquez and the Rev. Tim Woody.
The task force was asked to engage Fort Worth residents in a series of healthy conversations about race and culture, draw conclusions from these conversations and make recommendations to the City Council. The task force will also review findings of a study on disparities in how municipal services are provided, then advise councilmembers on a strategy to promote racial and cultural equity.
The task force will also advise City Manager David Cooke on an appropriate leadership training dealing with race and cultural issues.
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