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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Has the conversation on race changed in Kansas City? We want to hear from you. WDAF-TV FOX4 hosted an exclusive, live broadcast event, “Be Heard: A Conversation on Race in Kansas City,” hosted by FOX4 anchors, Christel Bell and John Holt. The special program aired live on FOX4 and on Tuesday, August 18th.

You can watch a replay of the entire presentation in the video at the top of the page.

The goal was to examine the months since the rise of social unrest in Kansas City. What progress has been made? What changes still lie ahead to find potential solutions to the challenges of race relations? It’s a follow-up to a preliminary discussion FOX4 hosted in June.

Among those confirmed to take part:

  • Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas
  • Kansas City, Missouri Police Deputy Chief Karl Oakman  
  • Qiana Thomason, President/CEO Health Forward Foundation
  • Susan Whitmore, President/CEO First Call
  • Brandon R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Law & Society at the University of Kansas
  • Chris Goode, Founder of Ruby Jean’s Juicery & KCMO Parks and Recreation Commissioner