Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District offices (File photo)

This election season kicks off for Committee For Racial Justice (CRJ) at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 by co-sponsoring with the Santa Monica League of  Women Voters Educational Fund (LWVSMEF) a candidate forum for folks running to sit on the SMMUSD Board of Education.  

Questions will be gathered from  the co-sponsors constituencies and posed to the candidates by the moderator, Dr. Karen Gunn, who is a Psychologist and Principal of Gunn Consulting Group – DEI, organizational development, training, and facilitation.  She is a retired psychology professor from Santa Monica College, former chair of Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council, and a health & mental health consultant and advocate.

All seven candidates for school board have confirmed their attendance.  Each candidate participating in the evening’s forum will have the opportunity to answer various questions related to the overarching theme of Equity, Anti-Racism, and Transformative Change for the Black Community. This forum is designed to raise and address issues that our communities may not hear in other forums.

Join organizers in this important process of evaluating who will make decisions that will impact the quality of the educational experiences that children in the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District will have in the coming years.

And save the date of Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for their Santa Monica City Council candidate forum.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Submitted by Joanne Berlin

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