Join the Conversation and Stay Informed

The City developed a series of community engagement opportunities to help inform, gain input and listen and hear from many perspectives. The City facilitated the connection between different conversations that took place focused on Racial Equity.

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Watch Previous Meetings and Forums

Most previous meetings and forums are available to watch on the City's 

YouTube Channel. We'll add more videos to this playlist as they occur.

21-Day Equity Challenge Thursday Night Live with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Jeannie Lythcott

Human Relations Commission Presentation to the City Council of Black and Brown History in Palo Alto and Lived Experiences 

Youth Community Services (YCS) MLK Day 2021 Celebration and Youth Panel Event: Together We Rise

Learning sessions are a way to help inform on complex topics. Police Community Briefings are planned to share police information and act as a foundation for further discussions taking place.

Another opportunity that occurred recently includes a Q + A session and informal conversation with Police Chief Robert Jonsen, Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada, and Reverend Kaloma Smith, a community leader and Pastor of University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto. Reverend Smith is also the Chairperson of the City’s Human Relations Commission. Watch the informal Q+A on YouTube.

Previous Race & Equity Meetings Playlist