It’s Time to Talk About: Race and Equity

Bristol Cares is a prevention-based coalition developed to support positive youth development. Our mission is, “Creating a community where youth feel valued, have a vision for the future, a sense of self and community.”  In order, for all youth to feel valued and have a sense of self, it’s essential that we change the narrative about race and demand equal rights for all.

We have assembled a team of panelists to speak on the following topics: Education, Voting, Racial Equality, and Policing. The goal of this Town Hall is to address the four topics above and leave with action items/next steps derived from the evening’s discussion. John will be posing pre-determined questions to you and guiding the conversation by eliciting feedback from all or specific panelists, at the conclusion of the discussion, we will open the floor to Q&A.

Panel Moderator: John Jordan of the NAACP.

The Panelists include:

  1. Audrey Flojo Colletti, State and Federal Programs Coordinator, Bristol Township School District
  2. Bernard A. Griggs, Jr., Project and Diversity Officer, Bucks County
  3. Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW., Executive Director, PA Human Relations Commission
  4. Cherylayne Walker, Chapter President of Bucks County Links
  5. Dahlia Gumaa, Rising High School Junior from Harry S Truman High School
  6. Gayle Evans, Director of Community Programming at The Peace Center
  7. Guillame Stewart, Executive Director, YWCA of Bucks County
  8. Joanna Hightower, Founding partner at EduConfident
  9. Lieutenant Ralph Johnson, Operations Commander at Bristol Township Police Department
  10. Riley H. Ross III, Partner at Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, LLC.
  11. Ronald W. Davis, Director of Diversity and Community Development at Parx Casino
  12. Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, Philadelphia Sheriff’s Department

Our Race and Equity Panelists

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