Online Forum on Systemic Racism in Tulare County

Starting Monday, February 22, Times-Delta and Tulare County Voices, a community group, will host a series of virtual community forums on systemic racism in Tulare County.

Our first forum will focus on how systemic racism affects people of color sociologically, psychologically and spiritually in Tulare County.

The forum, which will include questions from the public, will be broadcast from 7 p.m. on and on Times-Delta’s Facebook page,

Panelists include:

  • Dr Patricia D. Lopez, Fresno State, social and cultural foundation specialist and creator of an anti-racism virtual webinar series
  • Dr Ramar Henderson, Fresno State, whose research expertise includes multicultural and intercultural factors that affect racial identity and has presented at several national and regional conferences
  • Professor Randy Villegas, College of the Sequoias and UC Santa Cruz, currently a doctoral student, whose research interests include Latin American politics, immigration, electoral behavior, and education
  • Margo Denison, Marriage and family therapist based on Visalia.

Discussion topics for Monday, February 22 will include the definition of systemic racism, how systemic racism affects the psychological well-being of people of color, and how society can address systemic racism.

Future forums on systemic racism in healthcare, education, housing (which will include water and air quality) and the workplace (general economic issues) in the coming months.

Calendar of upcoming forums:

  • March 29: Systemic racism in health care
  • April 26: Systemic racism in education
  • May 24: Systemic racism at work
  • June 28: Systemic racism in housing

To send questions, get information about Tulare County Voices membership, or be a panelist on an upcoming forum, email [email protected]

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