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Lee & DeSaulnier Host Town Hall about Race in America

OAKLAND POST — The panel tackled issued such as gentrification, mass incarceration, and immigration. Congresswoman Lee noted that this year marks 400 years since the first African slaves were brought to America.

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By The Oakland Post

On Saturday, April 27, Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a town hall on race in America in Berkeley.

The town hall was co-hosted by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and featured panelists Professor John A. Powell, director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Dr. Chinyere Oparah, professor of Ethnic Studies at Mills College; and Vanessa Moses, executive director of Causa Justa.

The panel tackled issued such as gentrification, mass incarceration, and immigration. Congresswoman Lee noted that this year marks 400 years since the first African slaves were brought to America.

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