Black Lives Matter: A Family Affair

In this episode, I talk with Crystal Jones Bacon and Chloe Jones, San Dimas residents who organized a rally in front of City Hall on June 23, in support of Councilmember Ebiner’s resolution denouncing George Floyd’s death, systemic racism, and police brutality. This mother-daughter duo share about what Black Lives Matter means to them, why they got involved in San Dimas, and what they learned about civic engagement locally.

Links + resources for this episode
DiverseSGV | On race and diversity in the San Gabriel Valley
Video of June 9, 2020 City Council Meeting – Public Comments
Video of June 15, 2020 Special City Council Meeting
Video of June 23, 2020 City Council Meeting (Resolution discussion begins around 01:07:00)
Isabel in San Dimas: “Why I Am Still Hopeful”
Protestors in San Dimas demand end to police brutality, Daily Bulletin 6/5/2020
San Dimas leaders adopt resolution condemning George Floyd’s death, Daily Bulletin 6/27/2020