BIPOC Forum with School and Police

POSTPONED BIPOC Forum with School and Police
Posted on 10/19/2021
Due to feedback from the community and the timing of the “Your Voice Matters: a Listening Session with BIPOC Families” scheduled for tomorrow evening, October 21, and in an effort to illustrate that we are indeed listening to meet the needs of all members of our community, we have decided to postpone the first listening session, date to be determined.

The purpose of this series of events is for the leaders of both the School and Police Departments to listen to concerns from our BIPOC families and to hear how to best meet the needs of our community. With the facilitation of a professional mediator, our hope is that anyone who would like to share will be able to do so in a safe environment, where all can be heard and valued. As soon as the date has been determined, we will send out a communication to the community.

Thank you for your understanding,

Dr. Galdston, Superintendent of Schools

The School and Police Departments acknowledge that not all people of color face equal levels of injustice, and that our efforts to serve the community are not always successful. Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are severely impacted by systemic racial injustices, we hope to learn how best to serve and support!

Please Join Us!

For the first of many listening sessions, we are specifically inviting our BIPOC
community to speak openly with our department leaders. You are also welcome to post questions and concerns, anonymously, using this link:

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Watertown Boys & Girls Club