The Clark County Council and several local organizations have scheduled three listening sessions on systemic racism beginning this week.
Virtual sessions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. The council, YWCA Clark County, NAACP Vancouver, Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4701 and the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program announced the dates Monday in a news release.
The first session will entail representatives from the four organizations sharing information about systemic racism in the county. The second session will allow members of the public to share their experiences with systemic racism in a moderated forum. The third session will be the same as the second session, except it will not be recorded.
CVTV will broadcast the first two listening sessions, and a summary of the third session — without information identifying the speakers — will be publicized afterward. Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation will be available.
Additional information, including how to participate in the sessions, can be found at www.clark.wa.gov/councilors/listening-sessions.