Congressman Jim Himes on Monday will host a forum to discuss current race relations in America, 6:30 p.m. at the Darien Public Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien. Doors open at 6 p.m.
“Recent killings across the country have shown again that we have racial tension and gulfs in our understanding of each other and we must use this moment as a jumping off point to a broad conversation on race as well as groups driving the national discussion such as Black Lives Matter,” according to a Himes news advisory about the event. “These can only be understood and improved through sustained and open dialogue. We must move forward together to prevent any further acts of senseless violence.”
· Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04)
· Dr. Anthony L. Bennett, Head Pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church and President of C.O.N.E.C.T.
· Deputy Chief Ashley Gonzalez, City of Norwalk Police Department
· Rev. Cass Shaw, Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
· Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, Quinnipiac University Political Science Department