Over 600 people turned up at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston on Saturday morning to listen to the mayor’s first discussion on racism.
Mayor Marty Walsh, in making good a campaign promise, began a series of race related talks, to go on for a year. The mayor says racial tension still exists in the city of Boston and it is time to address it.
His focus will be on facilitating conversations about racism to include things like policy and diversity in the workforce.
His goal is to promote healing across all of Boston’s neighborhoods. This comes at a time when the political rhetoric of the presidential election has left many feeling anxious.
The crowd was given postcards asking what they think the city should do as the dialogue continues.
Saturday’s discussion laid out plans for the next few meetings. No dates have been fixed yet.