City officials expected to attend free social justice webinar
SALISBURY — Actions in Faith & Justice will present a free webinar titled Community Equity Forum: Heart of Democracy on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Expected to attend and respond to questions are: Mayor Karen Alexander, Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins, Councilwoman Tamara Sheffield, Councilman David Post, Rowan-Salisbury Schools Assistant Superintendent April Kuhn and Deputy Chief Shon Barnes will respond to questions from co-moderators Mark Ritchie (Racial Equity Rowan), Rev. Robert Black (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church) and Rev. Olen Bruner (Trinity Presbyterian Church and Actions in Faith & Justice co-chair).
Registration is free at heartofdemocarcy.now.site/home
The webinar will explore:
• Equity in city governance
• Citizen review boards, equity and de-escalation training for police
• Economic investment in communities of color
• Equitable school discipline
• Mental health and substance abuse support
• Affordable housing
• Ending cash bail through pre-trial support
Action in Faith & Justice’s events and ongoing work with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, are supported by local citizens and citizen groups, including Salisbury’s Community Fusion Coalition — an affiliation of grassroots groups and local national affiliates committed to social justice.
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