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Can We Talk: 2011

March 11, May 10, June 8

A special Can We Talk? series connected Mayor Anthony Foxx, then County Commission Chair Jennifer Roberts and then School Board Chair Eric Davis with 30+ community leaders representing diverse constituencies and viewpoints. The purpose was to explore “what’s in the ground” that gets stirred up at critical and contentious times; i.e., the closing of certain schools, the opening of school on the MLK holiday, the Memorial Day shootings, etc. Participants in session during this special series included:
Zaimah Abdul-WakeelMarc FriedlandKojo Nantambu
Bill AndersonPatrick GrahamAngeles Ortega-Moore
Bo BoylanJada GrandyRyan Rich
Ryan RichDeb HannaJennifer Roberts
Kathleen CarpenterAndrea HuffRodney Sadler
Joe CooperTim HurleyKirsten Sikkelee
Kirsten SikkeleeCarlenia IvoryFrank Spencer
Eric DavisGerald JohnsonRobin Tanner
Ana Lucia DivensLaWana MayfieldRhonda Taylor
Anthony FoxxMike MosesSue Worrel

June 30

CAN WE TALK About Living Together in a Divided Community?
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
Moderator: Moira Quinn
Panelists: Jennifer Roberts, Anthony Foxx, Warren Cooksey, Jim Pendergraph