Watch Facebook Live at 6 p.m. Friday, June 12

RIVERSIDE, CA — A frank discussion of the struggles and needs of people in the Riverside area will be held during a Facebook Live digital online program at 6 p.m. Friday, June 12.

Riverside residents are welcome to view this discussion to learn how they can help to enhance the way law enforcement interacts with communities of color.

Three leaders from the local community will discuss the theme of “Coming Together For A Brighter Future”.

Mary Figueroa, President Riverside Community College Board Of Trustees

Mary Figueroa, President Riverside Community College Board Of Trustees

Reverend Paul Munford, New Joy Baptist Church President, Riverside Clergy Associations

Reverend Paul Munford, New Joy Baptist Church President, Riverside Clergy Associations

Chief Larry V. Gonzalez, Riverside Police Department

Chief Larry V. Gonzalez, Riverside Police Department

“Developing the principles of understanding, trust and sensitivity between the community and the police department are critical components towards energizing a successful partnership that ultimately benefits all residents of the city,” says Figueroa. “The community and the police department, need to sit at the table as equal partners.”

“The fight for justice is an uphill struggle and battle, but be encouraged there is a shift in the blowing wind of justice,” says Reverend Munford.  “Protests across the country are more diverse than ever. People of all ages, races and backgrounds are standing up for justice.  With our voices we can make a change and a difference.”

Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez stated, “Our police department is fortunate to serve a community where conversations like these have been taking place for years. The furtherance of our already established relationships ensures a mutual respect for one another and an understating that is necessary as we continue moving forward together.”

Jackeline Cacho Program Host

Jackeline Cacho, Program Host

The Community Forum program can be viewed on the Facebook Live official page of the program host Jackeline Cacho at https://www.facebook.com/jackycachotv/

This community forum is sponsored by Optimum Seismic, Inc.