The City of Longview Partners in Prevention’s Unity and Diversity Committee’s community event, “Longview Listens,” scheduled for August 3, 2020, has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be announced in the future. The City of Longview desires to limit large gatherings during the Coronavirus pandemic for the safety of everyone. However, Longview Listens presenter Terry Reese will conduct a virtual event titled, “Climate Control” on July 16, 2020, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. via Facebook Live at Facebook.com/LongviewUnityandDiversity. The goal is to provide tips on how to engage in conversation related to our nation’s racial climate to bring about positive outcomes.
Terry Reese, former McDonald’s executive, held multiple positions throughout his career with the organization, including Vice President/Managing Director in South Africa and Vice President Training and Learning Development Global covering 119 countries.
“We appreciate Terry being adaptive and understanding of postponing Longview Listens. We are equally appreciative of his willingness to provide information in a Facebook Live platform on how to keep conversations moving in a positive direction about racial reconciliation,” Partners in Prevention Manager Holly Fuller said.
The mission of the Unity and Diversity Committee is to overcome barriers to the full inclusion of all community members by: Protecting Human Rights, Challenging Discrimination, and Celebrating Diversity. The committee meets at noon, the first Monday of each month. The August meeting will be hosted via video conference and is open to the public. Please call Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019 for more information about monthly meetings.