Join the Austin American-Statesman and KLRU on Feb. 28 for a discussion about “The Talk” and its role in the Austin community, moderated by KLRU’s Judy Maggio and the Statesman’s Alberta Phillips.
Generations of black parents have had The Talk with their children about how to survive interactions with police: Don’t argue. Don’t get shot. Don’t give them a reason. Come home. But shouldn’t that conversation about race and police relations be happening throughout our community? With each new report of fatal encounters between African-Americans and police, tough discussion about the role race plays in policing have occurred across the country. Following a Statesman Special Report highlighting local voices and Austin’s version of “The Talk” and the PBS program The Talk – Race in America (airing 2/20 at 8 pm) we invite interested members of the community to participate in a discussion of where we go from here.
The forum will be hosted at KLRU’s Studio 6A and livestreamed on Facebook, klru.org and the Statesman.com for those unable to attend in person.
Austin Talks about “The Talk” – A Community Forum
Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m.
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly.
Entrance is based upon capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry.