Thursday, December 13, 2018

Coffee and Conversation: Aiming to Make Change

More than 150 people attended the recent Coffee and Conversation event at The Marq Southlake.

The event was the latest in a series of community meetings and gatherings after a video recently posted on social media showed teenagers chanting a racist word to the camera.

Led by Mayor Laura Hill, CISD Board of Trustee President Sheri Mills, and Board of Trustee Vice President Michelle Moore, the room was filled with Southlake Moms (and a few Dads) who shared their often painful experiences with racism, intolerance, and exclusion.  They also spoke about wanting things to be different.

“It’s time for a change,” Mayor Hill noted.  “To everyone who got up to speak, we are sorry that this is happening. But let’s be the change, let’s commit to making meaningful change.”

The Mayor also told the audience that more conversations are on the way including an upcoming conversation for Dads and the second annual Celebrate Southlake event which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Celebrate Southlake is another opportunity for us to celebrate our diversity, our cultures and to create change,” said the Mayor.

Look for more community meeting information, including the Conversations with Dads and the second annual Celebrate Southlake on the City’s and Mayor’s social media accounts, My Southlake News and through the Carroll ISD Dragon eBlast.

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