Forums scheduled to discuss race and gender

The Indiana Supreme Court’s Race & Gender Fairness Commission is inviting the public to participate in a series of discussions about the status of race and gender in the judicial system.

Forums will be held in five locations around the state over the next three weeks. The goal is to bring diverse perspectives together and encourage conversation between the members of the local communities and the court.

All the forums will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following days and locations:
•    Feb. 27 at IU Northwest in the John Anderson Library Conference Room, 3400 Broadway, Gary
•    March 1 at Ivy Tech Community College in the Vectren Auditorium, 3501 N. First Ave., Evansville
•    March 9 at the Madame Walker Theater Center, 617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis
•    March 13 at the Tippecanoe County Public Library, 627 South St,. Lafayette
•    March 16 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne

Advance registration to the free events is appreciated but not required. See additional details online. All events are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact Ashley Rozier three days prior to the event at [email protected]

The commission was formed in 1999 and recommends to the Supreme Court the adoption of policies and procedures promoting race and gender fairness. It held similar forums in 2001 and 2010 as a way to hear the concerns of residents across Indiana on race and gender fairness.

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