Community Conversation Jan 13 2021

When: Jan. 13, 2021
Where: Online! Register in advance

The year 2020 brought into the forefront two major issues that affect all of us in our daily lives. They affect how we act, how we talk, how we think, our daily habits, and how we view what is important. The first is, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The second is racial injustice.

The dark and racist history of our entire country has led to many current-day disparities in education, health and safety, job attainment, income and wealth; housing and healthcare; disproportionate incarceration rates for people of color; and other systems of injustice. Many of us might not think we are part of the problem. However, the problem is – many of us haven’t thought about it before. Just like COVID-19, racial equity is not something we can ignore or dismiss as someone else’s issue. It impacts us all.

The Golden City Council wants to be proactive in finding ways to combat systemic racism. The first step is to hear from you, our residents and business owners. We invite you to join us for this very important conversation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13. We will be joined by a professional facilitator to help lead us in a productive conversation. This is not a decision-making night but a night for us to listen to our community. Every voice and opinion matters, and we want to provide a welcoming space for you to share without critique. This is how we can grow and learn together.

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer the Children’s Hospital Colorado – the first African American woman to hold that position in the organization’s 100+ year history. Dr. Mosby Tyler will be facilitating our 90-minute conversation.

We hope you will make the time to join in this discussion, whether you participate or just listen. We are stronger together. You will need to register for the virtual meeting.

Questions? Contact Deputy City Manager Carly Lorentz at clorentz@cityofgolden.net.