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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City to Host a Black History Month Community Panel on February 20

Union City, CA – The City of Union City is proud to announce the first-ever Black History Month Community Panel, which will take place virtually on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00 AM via Facebook Live and teleconference. The event is sponsored by the City of Union City, the Human Relations Commission, and CPS-HR Consulting, a firm which specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion. Panelists will include:

  • Daryle "The Guru" Johnson, 95.7 The Game Talk Show Host and Union City native
  • Reverend Jerome Brown, Pastor at Brown Temple Church
  • Derrick Richardson, Former Human Relations Commission Chair and Biotechnology Professional
  • Amirh Johnson, local resident and Diagnostic Medical Physicist
  • Mani Allen, Black History Studies Professor and Chair of the New Haven Teachers’ Association Race and Equity Committee 

The panelists will discuss the 2021 Black History Month theme of ‘The Black Family’, the relevancy of Black history today, and how education, economics and social justice play an important role in the future of the Black community. The event will provide an inside perspective of the lived experiences and lessons in courage from our panelists. 

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci expresses “It is with the utmost respect and appreciation that we welcome our panelists to share their unique perspectives during this event. The City of Union City prides itself on preserving its family-oriented and culturally rich community; therefore, it is befitting that this panel will dive into the topic of the Black Family and more broadly about the lived experiences of our Black community. Most importantly, we look forward to this discussion generating ideas and solutions about how we, as a city and a community, can better support and lift up our Black community. We want to be sure to extend these meaningful conversations into actions that go beyond Black History Month.”

To join, select from the following options: 

1) Tune in on the City’s Facebook page: @CityofUnionCity

2) Join from a web browser: 

3) Dial in with a phone: Dial the following number, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm:

  • +1 (415) 466-7000 (US)
  • PIN 2429105 #

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