Community Conversations

Integrity First for America / integrityfirstforamerica.org

In August of 2017, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups violently attacked a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.  There were numerous injuries and one death.  Since, armed protesters have invaded the Capitol building in Lansing and led an insurrection at the nation's Capitol.  Tonight, State Representative Felicia Brabec of Ann Arbor will moderate a discussion put forth by Integrity First for America, a non-partisan, non-profit civil rights organization supporting a lawsuit by a group of Charlottesville residents. 


Washtenaw County Democratic Party / washtenawdems.org

"The Racial Roots of Vaccine Skepticism" is what an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion involving several state and local lawmakers is being called.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with State Senator Jeff Irwin and Charles Wilson from the Washtenaw County Health Department about the planned community conversation on the racial roots of vaccine skepticism as part of Black History Month.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

An Ypsilanti-based podcast called "Homebound" is a conversation between older and younger residents sharing their experiences during our current global health crisis.  Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg talk with Jessica "Decky" Alexander about all that goes in to putting it together and all they hope people can get out of it from listening.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

After launching a series of listening sessions in mid-February to address racism at Saline Area Schools, the district held its last community conversation Wednesday night.  Racism has been a hot topic at the district lately.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan attended Wednesday's meeting and has the story.