Courageous Community Conversations includes a series of four listening sessions on areas of importance to the citizens of Raleigh
RALEIGH, NC—We Heard You!!
We’ve had two great Courageous Community Conversations, but it’s clear you want more input into our conversations. We want to hear from you – what are YOUR suggestions and solutions? Starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021, there will be a survey asking for your input surrounding issues of Transportation and Economic Opportunity on the City of Raleigh’s website. You will find the survey here: www.publicinput.com/O7032
Our next Courageous Community Conversations listening session will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The event will be streamed live on Zoom, and attendees may register here.
Our third listening session will focus on community concerns around issues of Transportation and Economic Opportunity. Joining us will be:
- Bettie Murchison – Founder and Principal, Oasis Consulting
- Herbert Chavis – President, NC Transit Workers Association
- Dante Evans – Founder and CEO of WeMovv
- Ryan Ray – President and CEO of Jobs for Life
Courageous Community Conversations represents a partnership between the City of Raleigh and the Shaw University Center for Racial and Social Justice (CRSJ). Over the next two months, the CRSJ will host a total of four sessions seeking citizen input. These sessions will include the following topics: discrimination, affordable housing, education, access to transportation, employment opportunities, policing, and mental health. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the four listening sessions with be virtual with citizens able to submit questions and thoughts.
“Shaw University is very excited to engage with these Community Conversations with the City of Raleigh. To enact meaningful change, it is important to find out the areas of most concern to Raleigh citizens, stated Dr. Erin Moore, Executive Director of the CRSJ. “How are they impacted by discrimination? How do we build community with such diverse perspectives? How can the city of Raleigh enact meaningful change? It is these questions and many more that we hope to highlight with our Community Conversations. We’ve had a great partner with the City of Raleigh and hope that this dialogue can serve as a model for other cities across the country.”
“The City of Raleigh is thrilled to be partnering with Shaw University and its Center for Racial and Social Justice on this critically important endeavor,” said Raleigh Assistant City Manager Evan Raleigh. “I am hopeful that this series of Community Conversations will result in actionable steps that will help make Raleigh a community where all feel welcomed and are in position to thrive.”
The goal of these listening sessions is to develop a plan to guide changes to current programs and develop new programs—all intended to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Raleigh.