As we continue to move through this unprecedented and emotionally raw experience in our country, we hope residents can join our virtual Town Hall Tonight at 6 p.m. on our social media channels Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and YouTube (with closed captioning).
To dial in by phone: (669) 900-6833, 413825986#
This week, we’ll host an honest conversation about the structural racism that exists within our own City systems, our police department, and the real work Oakland is doing to eradicate it.
It is difficult work that is nowhere near done. This moment is ripe for a transformative leap toward justice if together we choose it.
The conversation will be facilitated by Darlene Flynn , City of Oakland Dir. Dept. of Race and Equity. Panelists will include:
- Civil rights attorney John Burris, who has participated in the department’s reform effort under the negotiated settlement agreement
- OPD Lt. Fred Shavies, facilitator for the department’s Equity Working Group.
- Guillermo Cespedes, City of Oakland, Dir. Dept. of Violence Prevention.
We will discuss current events and the long-term efforts to reform OPD and increase Oakland’s non-law enforcement actions to build a safer, healthier, and more beloved city for all.