Shaw University Center for Racial and Social Justice, along with the City of Raleigh, Announces Survey for Courageous Community Conversations

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Survey will allow people of Raleigh to provide input about what matters to them and to inform future conversations

Today, May 17th at 3:00 pm, President Paulette Dillard, Assistant City Manager Evan Raleigh (City of Raleigh), and Dr. Johnny Hill hosted a press conference to announce the launch of a city-wide survey for the Courageous Community Conversations initiative. This initiative is a collaboration between Shaw University and the City of Raleigh.

The Center for Racial and Social Justice will compile the survey results to inform a series of public listening sessions on race, racism, and social equity. At the conclusion of the listening sessions, Shaw University will analyze the input and present findings and recommendations to the mayor and city council.

“As the founding location for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Shaw has a rich legacy as a social justice leader,” said Dr. Paulette Dillard, president of Shaw University. “This partnership with the City of Raleigh allows Shaw to expand its work and make meaningful impacts for the local community.”

“The goal of our collaboration with the Center for Racial and Social Justice is to develop an actionable plan to build a more equitable community for all of us,” said Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin. “The Courageous Community Project is for ALL of us. And, we all have to work together to make our community better.”

Take the survey for the Courageous Community Conversations initiative now.

Watch the full press conference here.

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