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Saturday, December 16, 2017

MAYOR WALSH TO HOST COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT RACISM IN BOSTON This morning

MAYOR WALSH TO HOST COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT RACISM IN BOSTON
BOSTON - Saturday, December 16, 2017, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host a public discussion about racism in Boston, honoring a commitment made at the first Boston Talks About Racism Town Hall, attended by over 800 people, in November of 2016, to meet with the community every year on this topic. The focus of the conversation will be how we acknowledge our past as we look to our future in order to become a more socially cohesive and resilient city. The conversation will be moderated by WCVB-TV's Jorge Quiroga. The event is free and open to all, with advance registration requested. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., for registration and the event will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

At the event, Mayor Walsh and members of his administration and the community will discuss the progress made in implementing Boston's Resilience Strategy, and will launch a year-long project aimed at bringing small facilitated conversations about racism, healing and policy work into all of the neighborhoods of Boston. Members of the public will be invited to participate in breakout sessions to discuss the work of how we can build a more equitable and resilient Boston. Please note: breakout sessions are closed to media.

The program is made possible with the support from The Hyams Foundation, Northeastern University and all of the people in Boston who have been having this conversation for many years. Program design and facilitation is led by the Mayor's Office of Resilience & Racial Equity.

The event will be live-streamed on boston.gov beginning at 10:00 a.m.

WHEN:     10:00 a.m.
           Saturday, December 16, 2017

WHERE:   Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University
    342 Huntington Avenue in Ell Hall