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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Representatives DeSaulnier and Lee Host “A Conversation on Race”

February 1, 2018
Press Release

Richmond, CA – Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Barbara Lee (CA-13) will host “A Conversation on Race” this Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in San Pablo.

This town hall is an opportunity to have a constructive conversation about the challenges we face—particularly in the current political climate. It will explore the history of race in America and the Bay Area, how far we have come, and where we go from here.

Conversation on Race with Representatives DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Lee (CA-13)
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contra Costa College
John & Jean Knox Performing Arts Center
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
(Theater on the corner of El Portal Drive and Castro Drive)

Panelists Include:
UC Berkeley Professors: Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Ula Y. Taylor, and john a. powell;
Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Oscar Dubón Jr.

The event will feature brief remarks, followed a Q&A session with the Representatives, panelists, and attendees.

This event is open to the public, press, and photographers.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP online at or call 925-933-2660. To request ADA accommodations or for more information contact one of Congressman DeSaulnier’s offices in either Walnut Creek or Richmond. This will be the first in a series of town halls on race Congressman DeSaulnier will be hosting.