We made it through this year's election and the question stands: what do we do now? At the forums, all candidates said there is a need to fund Richmond Public Schools and focus on decreasing poverty. As residents, our job does not stop on November 9th after the election. There is a need for to be involved by working with our local government and hold our elected officials accountable. The panel will seek to answer the outstanding questions and provide the community with direction in an open discussion.
Jeff Bourne: Chairman, Richmond School Board
Jon Baliles: 1st District City Council, Mayor-Elect Transition Team Member
Sean Smith: Local Activist, RPS Alumni, Former School Board Candidate
Thad Williamson: University of Richmond Associate Professor, former director of the city's Office of Community Wealth Building, and Director of Mayor-Elect Transition Team
Lorraine Wright: Social Justice and Human Rights Activist