Bridging the Gap: A Series of Intentional Conversations


Join the Chamber of Commerce, the Diverse Business Council and the City of Tuscaloosa for a discussion via Zoom/Facebook Live. This is a series of discussions on race relations. Join us Tuesday, September 22 at 10 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook live to discuss voting in Alabama as the presidential election approaches. Register for the next session here. 
PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS
Wednesday, June 10th
1:30 p.m.
Bridging the Gap Session 1: Community Policing

 Join the Chamber of Commerce, the Diverse Business Council and the City of Tuscaloosa for a discussion on community policing via Zoom/Facebook Live. This is session one in a series of discussions on race relations.

Presenters:
Mayor Walt Maddox, City of Tuscaloosa
Rep. Chris England, District 70
Jim Page, CEO and President of Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
Ron Abernathy, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department
Brent Blankley, Chief of Tuscaloosa Police Department
Bishop L. Spenser Smith, Impact Nation Fellowship Church
Michele Coley, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Vice Chair of Membership and Investor Relations, Allstate Coley Agency
Thomas Dedrick, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Board Member, Dedrick Wealth Management Group of Raymond James
Mildred Black Hooks, Diverse Business Council Chair, People Optimum Consulting
Councilwoman Raevan Howard, District 2, City of Tuscaloosa

This will be a Zoom webinar. Upon registration, you will receive an email with login and dial-in information.

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Wednesday, June 17th
1:30 p.m.
Bridging the Gap Session 2: Economic Opportunities

Join the Diverse Business Council Wednesday, June 17 at 1:30 pm for a discussion on economic opportunity via Zoom/Facebook Live. This is session two in a series of discussions on race relations. The objectives of this forum are to provide assistance and information to attendees on resources and guidance with respect to economic development and opportunities.

Presenters:
Caramyl Drake, Tuscaloosa Builds
Pastor Tyshawn Gardner, Plum Grove, Stillman College
Donny Jones, The Chamber & West Alabama Works
Paul Rollins, Jr., Rollins Mortuary
Karen Thompson, Temporary Emergency Services
Dr. Cynthia Warrick, Stillman College

This will be a Zoom webinar. Upon registration, you will receive an email with login and dial-in information.

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