As the November 2018 elections approach, The Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) and The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund will collaborate to present two community forums for candidates running for office in Santa Monica. To the first forum, all candidates for the Rent Control Board and the City Council have been invited.

The rent control candidates will go first, and, after making opening statements, they will each respond to questions posed by CRJ, The League of Women Voters, and members of the audience. This is a great chance to hear these candidates respond to social justice questions that they probably will not be asked at other forums. This forum will be moderated by Sabrina Fields, Program Manager for the Youth Resource Team at St Joseph’s Center.

On November 4th CRJ and the League of Women Voter will host a second forum that will feature candidates for the SM-Malibu School Board and the Santa Monica College Board. The second forum will be moderated by Dr. Karen Gunn.

As usual, we will be meeting in the Thelma Terry Bldg. at Virginia Avenue Park in Santa Monica. But the time changes to 5:30 p.m. for potluck supper and the program starts at 6 p.m.

This is part of an ongoing monthly workshop series sponsored by the Committee For Racial Justice. Co-sponsored by the African American Parent, Staff, Student Support Group and the Church in Ocean Park

For more information, call 310-422-5431

2018 Santa Monica Candidates Forums:

City Council and Rent Control Board

Sunday, October 14, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 pm Free Workshop

Potluck supper at 5:30 pm and program starts at 6:00 pm

Virginia Avenue Park

Thelma Terry Bldg.

2200 Virginia Ave.

 

Submitted by Joanne Berlin

 

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