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Village Square To Host Conversation On Justice And Law Enforcement

An illustration of the American Flag is beside the words, "Equality in Life."
The Village Square
The Village Square will be hosting three forums to address equality and race. The first will be Equality in Life: Justice and Law Enforcement. The second, Equality in Life: Business and Growth. The third, Equality in Life: Government, Schools, and the Future.

The Village Square will host three forums to address race and equality in Tallahassee. It's an organization that attempts to bridge partisan divides and move the ball forward on important issues.

The Equality in Life series will kick off with a conversation on justice and law enforcement. The recent death of George Floyd and other Black people killed by police is, in part, what sparked the idea to have the series. Village Square Founder and CEO Liz Joyner says while people may not agree, it's crucial to bring the community together.

"So much of the conversation that we're having is at a national level, and it's distant, and its accelerating passions in a way that a lot of times you can't really land it in a concrete way in hometown," Joyner says.

Joining the first conversation will be Tallahassee's Chief of Police Lawrence Revell, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil, and others. The first event will be held on June 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. over Zoom. To sign up, people can go to the Village Square website.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.