DENVER (KDVR) — Tuesday night, FOX31 hosted an exclusive live virtual town hall meeting, “Racism and Reform: Seeking Solutions,” featuring Denver’s mayor, police chief, members of the Colorado delegation and other state stakeholders.
The one-hour town hall featured Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D); Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen; Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock; Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod (D-8th District); Tay Anderson, Denver Board of Education At-large; Brian Sederwall, Pastor and Executive Director of Denver Dream Center; Rev. Dr. Jennifer Leath, Pastor of Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Civil Rights Attorney Mari Newman who will addressed the recent protests and police response.
The discussion focused on solutions and what it will take to implement ideas to have them work effectively. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, all of the guests remotely joined the broadcast and livestream. The town hall was hosted from the FOX31 studio in Denver.
The town hall was underwritten by The Denver Foundation.
“Colorado residents have watched protests and riots over the past weeks in our state, and want to express their concerns and ask questions regarding the future of Colorado’s race relations. We want them to be able to rely on FOX31’s dedication to local content to provide them the latest news and a connection to their government and community leaders,” said Byron Grandy, VP/GM of KDVR when the town hall was announced. “We are proud to harness the power of our broadcast operations to bring viewers together to speak directly to their government, police and community leaders.”