Community Town Hall Meeting, July 21st at 6 p.m., EdVenture Children's Museum
How do we explain current events to our kids? How do we make a safe space for children to talk about race relations? As parents, how do we teach our children to trust the police and to respect others who may be different from them?
The City of Columbia in partnership with the SC Courage Campaign, Homeless No More, Richland Library, EdVenture Children's Museum and the Community Relations Council presents, "Taking A Stand for our Kids: Creating the TASKforce at Home", a town hall that will cover the topics of race relations, current events and community policing as it relates to children and emphasizing the importance of starting the conversation at home.
The panelists will include moms from various professions and backgrounds including a social worker, police officer, teacher, faith leader and elected officials.
Columbia Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine is calling all mothers to come participate in this town hall meeting. "Being a mom in 2016 is not an easy task," Councilwoman Devine said, "But with the help of others we can find commonality to help move the dialogue in our city, state and nation forward and more importantly to help our kids comprehend it."
After the event, the Richland Library will have children's books on display for parents that would like to continue the conversation at home.
While the panel includes moms from various professions and walks of life, the town hall is open to the public. Dads, grandparents, guardians, mentors, anyone directly involved in raising children is invited to attend.
Join us at EdVenture at 530 p.m. for a preview of the Town Hall Meeting live on WIS News as we lay out some of the important issues to be discussed. The event kicks off at 6 p.m.
For more information, please call City of Columbia Public and Media Relations at (803) 545-3020.