Thursday, September 18, 2008

Conversations on Race and Culture

Last night, Bellevue's Cultural Diversity Program hosted another gathering on race and culture, this time with a focus on the police and community.

Over 60 people with many diverse backgrounds participated in this event, with some even coming from Seattle and as far away as Portland!

King County Superior Court judge Steve Gonzalez and Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo were featured speakers, but the real work happened in the small groups, each with a police officer and 9 other community members.

Suggestions and recommendations will be taken up both by the police department, as well as the cultural advisory board on which one of CISC's staff, Alan Lai, sits.

We look forward to working with the department to act as a bridge to all our Bellevue immigrant communities.

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