Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Dads and Brew Conversation to Take Place November 27

Dads & Brew: Building a Stronger, More Unified Community takes place Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at The Ginger Man, 1512 E. Southlake Boulevard.

Southlake Dads are invited to join Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Shawn McCaskill, Councilmember John Huffman and Zoning Board of Adjustment Vice Chairman Ronell Smith to “continue the conversation over a different kind of brew.”

In a post recently published to Councilmember Huffman’s Facebook page, Huffman said, “We believe communities are stronger, more vibrant and more together when we take the time to get to know one another in a genuine, sincere way. Let’s do our part, as men in this community, to ensure we’re together, connected and committed to seeing Southlake become an even more welcoming, inclusive and supportive community.”

The community discussions, including Coffee and Conversation hosted by Mayor Laura Hill, Carroll ISD School Board President Sheri Mills, and Carroll ISD School Board Vice President Michelle Moore, started after a video posted on social media showed teenagers chanting a racist word to the camera.

Look for more information in the coming weeks and months on the City’s and Mayor Hill’s social media accounts and My Southlake News about creating meaningful change in Southlake including the second annual Celebrate Southlake.

Coffee and Conversation: An Open Dialogue about Racism, Discrimination & Intolerance

A Mom to Mom Coffee and Conversation is taking place Wednesday, November 14 starting at 7:00 p.m. at The Marq Southlake.

“I pulled together this event so that Moms can talk about what can be done to create meaningful change in our community,” said Mayor Laura Hill.

The conversation, which will be led by Mayor Hill, Carroll ISD School Board President Sheri Mills and Carroll ISD School Board Vice President Michelle Moore, is 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.

“We want to have an open dialogue and talk about what we can do together to make meaningful change,” said the Mayor. “I am profoundly sad that even I did not know what some of our children and families have experienced and I feel very responsible for how we move forward.”

The event is one of many opportunities that will bring people together to talk honestly and share ideas about how to fight racism and intolerance in the Southlake community.

The Mayor and Board Trustees are organizing this Coffee and Conversation for Moms while City Council members are working on a similar event for Dads.

“Council and staff have made it clear we will be part of a solution for change, and we will work hard to be a supportive partner to Carroll ISD,” the Mayor stated.

Look for more community meeting information, including 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.

The November 14 Coffee and Conversation will take place at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive.