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Peer Perspectives: The City of Charlotte

To foster conversation among city employees around important community issues, the City of Charlotte started a program called Peer Perspectives. The initial conversations were started following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in September 2016. During that time, many in the Charlotte community protested to express anger and frustration about issues they felt were long ignored. City employees are passionate about things that impact Charlotte and it proved beneficial to provide an outlet for them to express their feelings around these events. Launching Peer Perspectives gave employees a forum to process the events, their meaning, and talk about race and police community relations. Over a thousand employees have participated. Community members also had an opportunity to hold their own discussion forums, entitled “Can We Talk?” which was facilitated by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations and the Community Building Initiative. For more information about Peer Perspectives, contact Terry Bradley at tbradley@ci.charlotte.nc.us

 

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