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