This forum marks one of the first times Iowa leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have sat down together for an extensive conversation on the racial inequality in Iowa they hope to change.
KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 68), will sit down with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement in the Des Moines metropolitan area in a televised forum. KCCI Project CommUNITY: Black Voices Matter airs tonight at 6:30.
Protest organizers Billy Weathers and Matthew Bruce, artist and activist “Teller,” and Shekinah Young, host of the urban politics and culture podcast, The Urban Impact Show, are expected to be present. KCCI’s Rheya Spigner is hosting the event.
This forum marks one of the first times they have sat down together for an extensive conversation on the racial inequality in Iowa they hope to change.
“Race relations are at a turning point in our community,” said Allison Smith, KCCI’s news director.
“It’s important that we hear directly from the people who are calling for help, understanding, and change.”
“Conversations like the one Rheya is leading mark another step in helping our community better understand the racial injustice and inequality many among us face,” said Brian Sather, KCCI’s general manager.
“We believe discussions like this will move us forward.”
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