MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Recent events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas have shaken some community members in Travis County.
Many neighbors have voiced their concerns through social media and through conversations the community. Austin police took part in a town hall Monday hosted by KLRU and now other Central Texas communities are following suit.
Residents of Manor and Pflugerville are invited to join Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps and Pflugerville Police Chief Chuck Hooker, Wednesday night for a town hall meeting titled “It’s Time for Unity.” It will be a forum to discuss concerns that the community may have in reaction to recent events. Organizers will also shed light on the community activism that local law enforcement departments are doing to help connect with the community.
“What we want to do is take the next steps forward and be able to say, ‘We are angry and frustrated with what’s happening on both sides,’ And our goal is to say, ‘We’ve shouted, we’ve screamed, we’ve cried – we’ve hugged one another – now let’s see what we can do to connect the two groups together,'” said town hall organizer, Gabriel Nila.
The meeting is hosted by The Gabriel Nila Campaign, Diaspora Vote, and the Togolese Association of Central Texas.
The town hall was Wednesday, July 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Manor United Methodist Church off Burnet Street in Manor.