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Join in Lakewood's Community Dialogue on racial equity issues

Join in Lakewood's Community Dialogue on racial equity issues

The City of Lakewood is committed to a Community Dialogue where we hear from our residents on the important issues related to racial equity and on our residents’ ideas for making Lakewood the best, safest and most welcoming city it can be for everyone.

The city has created several ways that residents can participate in the Community Dialogue.

You can join your fellow Lakewood residents in an online Zoom Town Hall on either Saturday, Sept. 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The topics of discussion at each Town Hall will be: (1) have you experienced or seen acts of racism or discrimination in Lakewood, and (2) tell us about your thoughts or recommendations for how we can build on the good things in Lakewood and make our city a positive example of a community creating harmonious racial relations and even stronger community/law enforcement relations.

To sign up for a Town Hall, go to www.lakewoodcity.org/TownHall. The deadline to sign up for the Sept. 26 Town Hall is Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. The deadline to sign up for the Sept. 30 Town Hall is Sept. 25 at 2 p.m.

The Town Halls are only for Lakewood residents in order to maximize the number of our residents who can participate. Residents who sign up will receive a link to the Zoom Town Hall a few days before it happens.

Residents or non-residents may also submit comments and suggestions, including anonymously, at www.lakewoodcity.org/TownHall.

If you can’t participate in one of the Zoom Town Halls, we still want to hear from you! You can email your thoughts on the Town Hall topics or related issues to CommunityDialogue@lakewoodcity.org or mail them to Community Dialogue, Lakewood City Hall, 5050 Clark Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712.

Goals of the Town Halls

The Town Halls are part of an ongoing process to which the City of Lakewood is committed to hear from our residents on the important issues related to racial equity and to make our community the best, safest and most welcoming city it can be for everyone. Our hope is that through the Community Dialogue we will create a shared understanding of our experiences and thoughts on these important matters.

If you have any questions, please contact Lakewood city staff at CommunityDialogue@lakewoodcity.org or at the city’s Community Relations office at 562-866-9771, ext. 3123.

Read more at www.lakewoodcity.org/CommunityDialogue