Join R.A.C.E Matters SLO and members of our community for a candid conversation with civic leaders, business owners, activists and an expert in fake news. Learn how and why misinformation is spread, look at fear-based rumors that spread in our community, discuss myth vs. fact about Black Lives Matter and anti-fascism, and address the division in our community and how we move forward.

Courtney Haile, co-founder of R.A.C.E. Matters, will be joined by: Kim Bisheff, Cal Poly Journalism Professor, expert on the spread of misinformation; Dr. Elizabeth E. Sine, Cal Poly History Department; Derek Johnson, San Luis Obispo City Manager; Veronica Avery, Owner, Avery Acupuncture and Natural Medicine and activist; Cavin Stokes, Co- Director of Connect the Coast, DJ, longtime community member, and activist; Sheila Kearns, owner, Sheila Kearns Chocolate and Confections and Bettina Swigger, CEO, Downtown SLO.

This virtual conversation with take place Wednesday, July 22nd from 5:30 to 7pm on Zoom and broadcast to Facebook Live. To register please visit: https:// or

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