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Nevadans Invited to Community Meetings on Race and Policing

Public events in Reno and Las Vegas are being hosted this week by the NAACP to encourage unity in the wake of multiple race-related tragedies in the U.S. (Darren Hester/morguefile)
Public events in Reno and Las Vegas are being hosted this week by the NAACP to encourage unity in the wake of multiple race-related tragedies in the U.S. (Darren Hester/morguefile)
July 14, 2016

RENO, Nev. -- The NAACP chapters in Reno and Las Vegas have scheduled public events on July 15 and 16 asking Nevadans to come together and start a dialogue in the wake of recent tragedies involving police and African-Americans.

On July 7, a sniper killed five Dallas police officers, claiming he was angry over the recent deaths of two black men at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota. According to Patricia Gallimore, president of the Reno-Sparks chapter of the NAACP, the community meetings are intended to provide a sounding board of sorts.

"I want the community to be able to voice some of their frustration, some of their anxiety,” Gallimore said. "Solutions, because I want it to be solution-oriented."

The 90-minute program will allow everyone a minute and a half to speak. The gathering in Reno will start at 7 p.m. on Friday the 15 at the Northern Nevada HOPES building on Fifth Street. The Las Vegas chapter of the NAACP will have it's "Call to Action” meeting on Saturday the 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Doolittle Community Center on J Street.

The Reno event is open to everyone and will be attended by individuals from multiple public agencies, including the Sheriff's Department, Reno and Sparks Police Departments, and the District Attorney's office, Gallimore said.

"They're part of the community,” she said, "so I'm not asking them to speak on their agencies' behalf. I'm asking them to speak as an individual citizen."

In addition, Black Lives Matter is planning a march in downtown Reno on the 15 starting at the Arch.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - NV