ABC13, Houston’s most-watched television station, presents a one-hour virtual town hall on THURSDAY, JUNE 4 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT), to discuss the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color.
Hosted by ABC13’s Eyewitness News anchors Melanie Lawson and Chauncey Glover, the town hall will address the historic tension between the police and minority groups. The special will take a closer look at police issues that have extended from the Civil Rights Movement to current times where images of George Floyd’s arrest have been shared around the world.
Panelists for the town hall include the following:
- Trae Tha Truth, musical rapper and local community activist
- Bun B, musical rapper and local community activist
- Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professorship of History, his research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war.
- Rev. William Lawson, president and founder of Outreach Strategists, also founding pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
Viewers are urged to join the town hall and submit their questions online at ABC13.com or through the ABC13 news app for possible inclusion in Thursday’s town hall.
The virtual town hall will take place on THURSDAY, JUNE 4, at 7:00 p.m. CDT, and exclusively stream live on ABC13’s Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC13’s app, and ABC13’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.