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The City of Dallas announces the second installment of a multiple-part series called Conversations about Race, a dialogue and discussion about race. The second event will focus on Economic Opportunities and take place in the Council Chambers at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street on February 22nd. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Conversations about Race Co-Chairs Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, Councilmember Dwaine R. Caraway and Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia invite the public to attend and take part in the discussions.
Panelists will include local chambers of commerce and contractors associations, business leaders, elected officials, civil rights leaders, persons in leadership positions in various communities, and members of the media. More details regarding the panelists will be announced soon. The format will
include significant time for questions and comments from audience members at the beginning of the program followed by discussion by the panelists.
The first event was held on September 21 and featured panelists from local media. Subsequent events intend to focus on education, youth, and acceptance. The series is a prelude to the Dallas Faces Race: Face Race 2014 National Conference which will be held November 13-15, 2014.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Tickets not claimed 15 minutes before the start of the event will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee a seat; those wishing to attend should arrive early, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Participants can park in the lot behind City Hall for free or park in one of the private lots at a cost. Participants are encouraged to take DART and must enter City Hall on the south side of the building.