Representatives of the Black community in Midwest City will hold a panel discussion about race issues in the community on July 31.
The Black Community Discussions Part 2 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at 321 ENT CCC Computers Coffee and Chill, 1401 S. Midwest Blvd. The event will be streamed live on Facebook Live and Zoom. Seating will be very limited due to space and COVID precautions.
The group hosted the first meeting June 24 and met with city officials in an effort to help improve the relationships between the black community, city, and police department. Mayor Matt Dukes, City Manager Tim Lyon, Police Chief Brandon Clabes, and Councilman Sean Reed took part in the round-table discussion.
The event was attended by members of the community and others watched it through Zoom and Facebook Live.
After receiving many positive comments and reviews from city officials and members of the community, the group decided to have another discussion. For the second meeting, the group hopes to bring awareness to state representatives about the issues that continually plague the Black community. They would also like to find out what the state lawmakers are doing to help improve the conditions of the Black community and more.
State legislators scheduled to attend include Rep. Kelly Albright, Sen. Brenda Stanley and Sen. George Young.
Kendace Walker, Lena Samilton and Drew Rhodes will serve on the panel for the Black community. Stephen Cooper, who organized the events, will moderate the discussion.
To view the discussion live on July 31, search for “321 ENT CCC Computers Coffee and Chill” on Facebook.