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IT SAYS WE ARE

[ AGENDA EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CULTURE AND DIVERSITY CITIZENS ACTION COMMISSION Remote Meeting October 20, 2020 9:00 P.M. ]

RECORDING.

OKAY.

WONDERFUL.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, LADIES.

WE ARE HERE TO HAVE THE, UH, MEETING FOR THE CULTURE AND DIVERSITY CITIZEN AG COMMISSION OR THE OUTREACH OF THE CCAC.

AND I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS A CHAIR PROTEST TO START A MEETING AND I'M CALLING MEETINGS TO ORDER AND GO ALONG THE AGENDA AND WILLA, STABLISH A CHAIR FOR THE COMEDIAN IN THE FOLLOW, THE AGENDA, AS IT IS STATED.

SO THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER IT, UH, EIGHT OH FIVE.

AND BEFORE WE DO A ROLL CALL, WOULD EITHER OF YOU BE INTERESTED IN TAKING THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING? I CAN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER EIGHT OH FIVE, UH, ROCO , LET'S PREPARE OURSELVES FOR A LONG LIST OF NAMES.

AND, UH, IN MY HAND, I'M READY.

I'M READY.

SO MY NAME IS FRED AIKENS, A I K E N S OFTEN MISBILLED AND PRONOUNCED.

SO IF YOU WOULD JUST GO AROUND AND SAY, SO JEAN CAPTURE EVERYBODY IN THE MEETING.

THANK YOU, RHONDA.

H O N D A S U M L I N.

I AM HERE.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN.

I AM JEAN NEWBIE, FIRST NAME SPELLED J E A N.

LAST NAME NEWBIE, N E W B Y.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WELL, THANK YOU LADIES.

BOTH FOR BEING HERE AND IN A TIMELY MANNER, EVERYBODY WAS EARLY BROUGHT THING.

AS SOON AS THE MEETING OPENED UP, WE ALL WERE ALREADY WAITING AND READY TO GO.

SO, UM, THERE IS NO OLD BUSINESS OF THE COMMISSION, UM, WITH THE EX I GUESS THAT WILL BE NEW BUSINESS.

SO WE'LL SKIP PAST OLD BUSINESS AND WRITE YOUR NEW BUSINESS APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIR.

UM, SO LET ME ASK, UH, IS THERE ANYONE PRESENT WHO'S INTERESTED IN BEING CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE? I THINK ONCE YOU NOMINATED, I'M SORRY.

AREN'T YOU NOMINATED, IT WAS NOT AN OFFICIAL PROCESS, ACTUALLY.

I'M MORE OF A PART OF MILITARY AND PARLIAMENTARIAN KIND OF GUY, BUT, UM, I WAS, I WAS, IT WAS NOMINATED, UH, NOMINATED.

THAT'S AN INTERESTING KIND OF WORD.

UM, YEAH.

SO, UH, LET, LET'S JUST SAY, UH, I WOULD ASSUME, ASSUME, UM, SERIOUSLY, UH, THE APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR, I WOULD ACCEPT THE NOMINATION.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR, UM, WAS DONE BY OUR, UH, COMMISSION CHAIR, THIS MEETING FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE MINUTES OFFICIALLY, EXCEPT THE NOMINATION.

DO WE HAVE TO VOTE HERE? WE DON'T.

BUT WHEN WE HAVE OUR MEETING ON THE FIFTH, WE'LL JUST WE'LL DO IT AT THAT TIME.

SO THAT'S EASIER THOUGH.

SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO SPEND, UH, MOST OF OUR TIME, THIS EVENING ON A PURPOSE AND A MISSION BECAUSE GIVEN THE AMOUNT WE HAVE, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M ASSUMING THAT I HAVE AN HOUR, UM, TO ESTABLISH A PURPOSE OF MISSION OR EITHER WE CAN TAKE SOME IDEAS AROUND AND, UM, AND SEE IF, UH, ANY ONE OF YOU OR EITHER ONE OF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, UM, MAKING SOME SUGGESTIONS.

I STARTED TYPING SOME STUFF UP HERE.

SO LET ME PULL UP WHAT I HAVE SO FAR AND EXCUSE ME, I GOT ALL THESE MAC PRODUCTS OR, OKAY.

I'M A WINDOWS GUY AT HEART.

REALLY.

I AM A SCHOOL IS SWITCHING OVER TO IT WHEN THAT SWITCHED OVER, WE'VE BEEN DESIGNATED IN CENTRAL STATE AS AN APPLE HUB, RIGHT? SO

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WE'RE DOING ALL OF THIS OUTREACH IN THE COMMUNITY AND BRINGING PEOPLE INTO THIS, THIS APP SPACE.

SO I'M NOW CERTIFIED APPLE TEACHER, AND NOW WE GOT TO DO ALL THIS OTHER STUFF WITH MAC PRODUCTS, STUFF THAT IF YOU ASKED ME THIS SIX MONTHS AGO, I'D BEEN LIKE, NAH, I'M NOT INTERESTED, BUT, UH, HERE I AM WITH THIS MAC BOOK PRO AND HAVE KICKED MY OTHER LAPTOP TO SOMETHING.

SO MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL YOU MAC USERS.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, THE, UH, PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE AND, AND I THINK IT'S, UM, AND LET ME JUST READ WHAT I HAVE, AND I WISH I COULD SHARE THIS, BUT WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL SEND OUT WHAT I HAVE TO, I STARTED TO, UM, TO JUST MAKE A ROUGH DRAFT, IF YOU WOULD, OF WHAT I THINK OF THE PURPOSE COULD SOUND LIKE FOR US.

SO THE PURPOSE OF THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE IS TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT WITH THE HUBER HEIGHTS CD, EXCUSE ME, CONNECT TO HUBER HEIGHTS, CDC, AAC.

SO THE GREATER HEBREW HEIGHTS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, ACTIVITIES, AND THE CITIZENS WHO ARE SERVED BY THE COMMISSION, THE OUTREACH ACTIVITIES SOUGHT BY THE COMMITTEE WILL BE THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY TO BRING TOGETHER PEOPLE OF ALL DEMOGRAPHICS, TO TEACH AND LEARN ABOUT EACH OTHER AND MAKE THE PLACE THAT WE LIVE, WORK AND RELAX EVEN BETTER.

AND THAT'S A ROUGH DRAFT LOOK, THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE AND, AND, AND IT COULD BE, UH, YOU KNOW, MY, MY CONCEPTION OF WHAT THAT COMMITTEE IS AND COULD BE, MIGHT DIFFER FROM YOURS.

SO LET ME HEAR, IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THAT OR TAKE ANYTHING FROM IT.

ONE THING, ONE THING THAT I THINK THAT I'M AWAY FROM THE ARTS AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMISSION, UM, AND STARTING THIS COMMISSION IS CREATING THOSE EVENTS THAT REALLY SPEAK TO MULTI-CULTURE, UM, THAT CONNECT, UM, DIFFERENT GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THE EVENT PIECE, UM, I KNOW THAT THERE WAS AN INTEREST IN SORT OF TAKING THAT AWAY FROM ARTS AND BEAUTIFICATION AND BRINGING THAT TO OUR COMMITTEE WHO WERE DOING A LOT OF THE CULTURE STUFF.

AND NOW THAT WE HAVE OUR COMMISSION, I KNOW THAT SOMETHING THAT THEY WANT US TO FOCUS ON MORE, UM, UM, ADDING ARTS AND BEAUTIFICATION AND MULTICOLOR, WELL, JUST THE CULTURE PIECE, THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP THE ARTS PIECE AND THEN WE'LL TAKE THE CULTURE PIECE.

GOT IT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO LET ME OUT SWITCH SOMEBODY'S WORDS RUN.

AND WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL MODIFY THIS A LITTLE BIT, BUT I'LL MODIFY IT TO INCLUDE MULTICULTURAL.

UM, AT LEAST SOME ILLUSION TO THAT IN THE, IN THE PURPOSE.

THAT'S WHAT WE ARE BEFORE WE VOTE TO APPROVE ANYTHING.

WHAT WE SEND THIS OUT TO YOU, UM, KINDA LIKE A DOG WITH A BONE, SO YOU MIGHT HAVE IT TONIGHT, TOMORROW, SO WE'LL, UH, WE'LL JUST OPERATE LIKE THAT.

AND YOU'LL FIND OUT ABOUT ME.

I JUST, I HATE HAVING STUFF ON MY DESK.

SO IF IT'S STUFF THAT DID IT FOR ME TO DO, I'LL DO IT.

AND EVERYBODY'S LIKE, HOW'D YOU GET THAT OUT SO FAST AS WELL? YES.

UM, THE ONE WORD THAT DID STICK OUT TO ME AT BASING YOUR ROUGH DRAFT WITH DEMOGRAPHICS, UM, AND TO THAT, EXCUSE ME, IN REGARDS TO THAT, I THINK ABOUT THE YOUTH ABOUT, UM, MILITARY FAMILIES THEY'RE RETIRED OR VETERANS, I THINK ABOUT, UM, YOUNG ADULT IS JUST A COLLECTIVE GROUP THAT I FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO TARGET.

SO I THINK ABOUT THOSE, UM, SPECIFICS, DEMOGRAPHICS.

SO W WHEN PEOPLE HEAR THE WORD DEMOGRAPHICS, IT DEPENDS ON THEIR AND THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL PARADIGMS, RIGHT.

IT COULD MEAN, UM, GENERATIONALLY TO MEAN, UH, EDUCATIONALLY ECONOMIC.

IT MEANS ALL OF THESE THINGS, RIGHT.

IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHO HEARS IT AND HOW THEY'VE PERCEIVED AND WHAT EXPERIENCE THEY HAD IN HOW THAT WORKS.

AND THAT'S WHY I SAY DEMOGRAPHICS AS OPPOSED TO MULTICULTURAL, BECAUSE MULTICULTURAL IS REALLY ONE ASPECT OF WHAT DEMOGRAPHICS REPRESENT, BUT IT, YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF IMPLIED IN THERE.

AND I THINK WE, LIKE YOU SAID, WE MIGHT WANT TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS IS A MULTICULTURAL, UH, KIND OF, UH, EXPEDITION, IF YOU WOULD, BECAUSE OF OUTREACH AND, YOU KNOW, YEAH.

WE'LL, WE'LL, I'LL GO AHEAD AND ADD THAT IN THERE, AND YOU'LL, YOU'LL GET THAT BACK SOMETIME IN THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

OKAY.

SO FRED, ONE THING I'M ALSO, UM, I'M LOOKING AT THE ARTS NOTIFICATIONS DEFINITION AND KIND OF HOW WE, EARLY ON TALKED ABOUT SPLITTING THE CULTURE PIECE OUT.

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UM, ONE OF THE THINGS IS IT SAYS, IT SAYS ENCOURAGEMENT OF ALL FORMS OF ART WITHIN THE CITY, INCLUDING FINE ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS, HISTORICAL ARTS, AND INTERESTS IN COMMUNITY, HERITAGE, FOLK, ARTS, CULTURAL ARTS, JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU SOME, SOME IDEA.

AND WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL COPY THAT AND SEND THAT TO YOU.

IT'S ON THE WEBSITE TO SEE IF WE COULD TAKE FROM THAT, SOME OF THE POSTS.

AND THEN I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THERE'S ROOM WITHIN WHAT WE DO TO DO SOME OUTREACH, UM, WITH ART AND CULTURE COMBINING THE TWO.

UM, BUT I KNOW THEY WANT THEM TO BE MORE BEAUTIFICATION AND ART DRIVEN AND LESS FOCUSED, LESS EVENT FOCUSED.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COMMUNICATE ALL OF THAT IN.

YEAH, THAT'S A LOT TO PACKAGE OF ONE, IT'S AN ART, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PAGE.

AND THEN YOU ADD THE CULTURAL.

AND AGAIN, THAT CAN BE SO MUCH DEPENDING ON HOW THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY ARE ENGAGED.

YEAH.

SO THEY THEY'RE DOING THE ARTS.

THEY'RE NOT GONNA FOCUS ON EVENTS.

SHOULDN'T BE, THEY HAVE BEEN, BUT THAT'S KIND OF THE LINE THEY KIND OF WANTED TO DRAW IS LET THEM BE ARTS, LET US BUILD MORE WITH CULTURAL TYPE STUFF.

OKAY.

YEAH, THAT'S GOOD.

UM, OKAY.

THE MISSION, THIS WAS, AND THEN KINDA SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT, THE MISSION, AND THIS IS WHAT I HAD IN THIS.

LET ME THINK I FINISHED THE SENTENCE, CAUSE I WASN'T SURE EXACTLY WHERE WE WERE GOING WITH THIS.

AND I THINK OUR MISSION SHOULD BE SOMETHING, UM, A SHARED VISION, A, UM, THE GOAL OF THE ORGANIZATION OR THE COMMUNITY IN ITS IDEAL STATE.

RIGHT.

SO IF WE WERE AT OUR POINT OF SELF-ACTUALIZATION, WHAT WOULD WE BE? AND THAT'S, THAT'S, UM, THAT'S WHAT THE MISSION SHOULD BE.

SO I JUST REALLY STARTED IT OFF THE MISSION OF THE OUTREACH SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CDC, AAC TO BECOME THE EYES AND EARS OF THE COMMISSION IN MATTERS RELATED TO, AND THAT'S WHERE I STOP.

AND I JUST STARTED OUT LIKE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

SO AN HOUR BEFORE WE STARTED JUST BEING THERE, I WAS KIND OF CHECKING UP ON EMAILS AND STUFF.

SO THAT'S KIND OF WHERE I AM WITH PERMISSION.

SO WHAT DO YOU SEE THIS, THIS, UM, THIS, UH, COMMITTEE IN ITS IDEAL STATE, IF WE ARE AT THE TOP OF OUR GAME, THE BEST AT WHAT WE DO, THAT'S THE MISSION AUDACIOUS GOAL? WELL, JUST TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, ACTIVITIES TO MAKE, YOU KNOW, THE RESIDENTS OF PEARL HEIGHTS, MORE UNISON, AS FAR AS HAVING MORE OF AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF OUR ADVERSITY, YOU KNOW, AS A CITY.

UM, AND IT COULD BE LIKE CULTURAL FAIR AS WE TALKED ABOUT THAT IN ONE OF OUR PRIOR, UM, BOARD MEETINGS.

UM, I KNOW THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT DOING ASSESSMENTS AS FAR AS THE DIFFERENT, AGAIN, DEMOGRAPHICS OF CULTURES IN THE CITY TO ENGAGE THEM, TO SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVE AS THE ASIAN, UM, COMMUNITY, THE LATINO COMMUNITY, THAT COMMUNITY, UM, YOU KNOW, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

OKAY.

I WOULD SAY THOUGH, THE ONE WORD THAT STICKS OUT TO ME THAT I'VE KIND OF SEEN SINCE I'VE BEEN ON COMMISSION IS THE LACK OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

UM, THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY, BUT TO BE A CITY THAT'S, THAT'S AS BIG AS WE ARE YET AS SMALL AS WE ARE, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF ENGAGEMENT.

SO THAT WORD STICKS OUT TO ME.

UM, AND THEN ALSO, UM, JUST DEVELOPING THOSE EFFECTS, STRATEGIES, BETTER OUTREACH, WHATEVER THAT LOOKS LIKE.

UM, I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE MARKETING PIECE, HOW TO MARKET TO, TO ALL OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS, AS YOU TALKED ABOUT, UM, THE INTERNET, THE KEY ADS, THE, UM, THE UTILITY BILLS.

I KNOW THEY DO A LITTLE STUFF, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S AT SCHOOL AT THE LIBRARY, SO HOW DO WE ENGAGE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY SO THAT EVERYBODY IS, IT SOUNDS LIKE Y'ALL

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TRYING TO GET YOU BACK TO THE PURPOSE FOR SOME REASON.

AND IT IS.

AND I MEAN, AGAIN, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

IF THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW, BUT THAT'S MORE PURPOSE THAN MISSION, RIGHT? IT'S LIKE, Y'ALL TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR THE COMMUNITY IN THIS LITTLE BITTY THREE, FOUR.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'LL BE ABLE TO DO ALL THAT, BUT IF IT'S, IF WE, IT WAS GOING TO BE FOR PEOPLE THAT COULD DO IT, THAT'D BE IT.

BUT, UM, I DON'T KNOW, APPRECIATION FOR DIVERSITY IS WHAT I'M HEARING YOU ALL SAY FOR ALL COMMUNITIES INVOLVED ENGAGEMENT AND THEN EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR OUTREACH AND KIND OF PUT ALL OF THAT INTO A MISSION, RIGHT.

OR, OR EVEN ENGAGEMENT, JUST ENGAGEMENT IN THE OUTREACH EFFORTS, YOU KNOW, ENGAGEMENT IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, UM, TEZ, WE HAVE ALL THESE GREAT EVENTS GOING ON, BUT HOW DO YOU GET THE, THE ENGAGEMENT? UM, AND I THINK ONE THING THAT WE HAVE A PERSON THAT IS ON STAFF, THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR, I WOULD LOVE TO INVITE HER TO SOME OF OUR MEETINGS TO KIND OF GET A FEEL FOR, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT SHE'S ALREADY DOING WITH THE CITY IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UM, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR.

YES.

YES.

THAT'S THE ACTUAL TITLE.

THAT'S HER TITLE.

SHE IS NEWLY HIRED.

I THINK THEY HIRED HER AT THE END OF LAST YEAR.

LET ME GET HER NAME FOR YOU.

SHE NEEDS TO BE ON THIS COMMISSION BECAUSE SHE'D BE THE LIAISON.

I THOUGHT SHE'D MAKE A GREAT LIAISON TOO.

SEE, SARAH, I THINK SARAH WILLIAMS. THAT SOUNDS RIGHT.

THANKS.

THAT'S GREAT.

OKAY.

HOW IS HER FIRST NAME SPELLED? DO YOU KNOW? UM, LET ME SEE.

I'M LOOKING HERE.

S A R A H AT BIBLICAL SPELLING.

I THINK HERS IS WITHOUT AN AGE HERE SHE IS RIGHT HERE.

I DON'T KNOW WHY MY COMPUTER IS GOING SO SLOW.

IT'S MAYBE IT'S BEEN WORKED TO THE CORE.

UH, I'M PRETTY SURE SHE IS S A R A.

OKAY.

I HAVE PULLED HER UP.

I'LL LET YOU, AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

UM, OKAY.

THANK YOU, SARAH WILLIAMS. ALL RIGHT.

SO WE CAN GET THAT.

I AIN'T CREATED A LAST NAME.

I'M PRETTY SURE IT'S THERE WILLIAMS, BUT I HOPE THEY HERE FOR ANOTHER LAST.

OKAY.

SO LET'S CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT.

AND, UH, ON MICHIGAN, THE PURPOSE I SAW I'LL FIX THE PURPOSE.

UM, ADD THOSE THINGS MISSION.

WE'RE STILL GOTTA WORK ON THAT ONE.

WE CAN KICK SOME STUFF AROUND ON AN EMAIL SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT AT LEAST WHAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO.

THAT MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF A LITTLE BIT EASIER IF WE ALL AT LEAST GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

RIGHT.

SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO WHAT THE OTHER THREE OR THREE OF TWO WE'RE COMING UP WITH.

RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ALONG TOO.

AND WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL SEND THAT OUT NINE, MY IDEAS OUT TODAY.

AND IF WE CAN, LET'S COMMIT TO AT LEAST BY FRIDAY, UM, YOU HAVE, UM, SOME IDEAS OF MISSION CAN BE ALRIGHT, RIGHT.

MARTIN LUTHER KING EVENTS.

AND THAT SOUNDS LIKE THAT WAS ACTUALLY A ACTIVITY THAT WE WANTED TO ENGAGE IN.

IS THERE A MLK MARCH IN HEBREW? SO WE HAD OUR VERY FIRST, OUR INTEGROW UNITY WORLD, UM, JANUARY, 2020.

UM, AND I SENT YOU GUYS BY EMAIL, I SENT YOU THE PROGRAM WAS WE HAD ALONG WITH THE MAYORAL PROCLAMATION,

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UM, AND THE UNITY AFFIRMATION.

UM, SO WE DID A WALK AROUND EICHELBERGER.

IT WAS ICE COLD TO THAT DAY.

YEAH.

I MEAN, IT WAS, OH YES, IT WAS.

OH MY GOODNESS.

I MEAN, BUT IT WAS SO EXCITING.

YOU DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE HOW COLD IT WAS A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE, THE COUNCIL, WE HAD THE STATE REP THERE.

I MEAN, JUST, IT WAS JUST AN AMAZING DAY SINGING AND THE PROGRAM WAS WONDERFUL.

SO I DID SEND THAT TO YOU BY EMAIL.

OKAY.

NEW SEASON MINISTRY, UM, ACTUALLY CAME AND HELPED US OUT WITH OUR SOUND LAST YEAR FOR A COUPLE OF OUR EVENTS AND WHAT THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO DO THIS YEAR WAS THEY WANTED US TO HAVE THE PROGRAM AT THEIR CHURCH.

SO WE COULD LEAVE FROM THE COLD, LEAVE, THE COLD OUTSIDE, COME IN, WARM UP, HAVE A NICE PROGRAM.

NOW, OBVIOUSLY THAT'S BASED ON WHAT MR. COVID IS DOING.

THEY HAVE OPEN, YOU KNOW, OPEN THEIR CHURCH UP FOR US TO HAVE THE MLK PROGRAM IN THE CHURCH.

AND THE GOAL I WOULD THINK IS TO, YOU KNOW, I KNOW WE, WE CAN'T COMPETE AND I DID REACH OUT TO MR. WHITMORE TO COMPETE WITH WHAT SATAN IS DOING.

YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ON THEIR WEBSITE YET.

AND I GOT HIS VOICEMAIL.

UM, BUT I'M SURE, I GUESS THEIR ACTIVITIES OR FESTIVITIES ARE BASED ON COVID AS WELL AT THIS POINT.

UM, IF WE CAN PLAN SOMETHING TO DO IN A VIRTUAL EVENT, MAYBE THAT MIGHT BE A POSSIBILITY TEAMS, HAVE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SPEAKERS ON TEAMS, SIGNIFICANCE OF, UH, OF THE WORK DONE BY MARTIN LUTHER KING AND HOW IT, HOW IT'S RELEVANT TODAY.

WELL, IF YOU REALLY GOT TO EXPLAIN THAT TO ANYBODY THAT'S ALREADY W WE, WE CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

YEAH.

AND, UH, WE HAD MR. WAYNE, HE CAME OUT AND GAVE A SPEECH.

I TRIED TO HAVE PEOPLE AT DIFFERENT OF ALL DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS TO KIND OF HEAR THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE YOUNG, THE PROSPECTIVE OF THE OLDER.

UM, WE HAD A, UH, INTERRACIAL COUPLE, UM, SO THIS TRIED TO COVER ALL BASIS, YOU KNOW, TO THE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF DIFFERENT GROUPS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO IT WAS, IT WAS, IT WAS VERY NICE.

AND TO EVEN HEAR MR. WAYNE TALK FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE ABOUT WHAT MLK MEANT TO HIM, WHAT THAT MEANS TO HIM WAS PRETTY AWESOME.

MR. WAYNE, IT'S ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL, RIGHT? HIGH SCHOOL, MR. A PERSON NAME.

NO, MR. WAYNE, THE, UM, THE ACTUAL MR. WAYNE FROM WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL.

SO YOU GUYS CHECK OUT THAT PROGRAM THAT I SENT YOU, YOU CAN KIND OF DIG A LITTLE DEEPER AND KIND OF SEE WHAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE DONE AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATED OKAY.

HAVING IT VIRTUALLY.

BUT IF WE DO IT ON THAT DAY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, IT KIND OF IS GOING TO KIND OF LIMIT THE SPEAKERS THAT WILL, THAT WILL HAVE ACCESS TO.

RIGHT.

I MEAN, I CAN THINK OF, UH, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF FOLKS THAT WOULD, THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT VIRTUALLY.

UM, WE COULD EVEN GET SOME WELL-KNOWN FACULTY MEMBERS, HISTORY, UH, TALK ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING AND HOW THEY IMPACTED, UM, SOCIETY AND CULTURE.

UH, YEAH.

THAT IS A WHOLE BUNCH OF YOU CAN DO WITH IT, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S VIRTUAL, BUT WE'D HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM THAT, THAT, THAT TIMEFRAME OF THAT, THAT HOLIDAY MORNING, HE'S THE ONE THAT PROBABLY HAD SOMETHING IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON, OR EVEN CLOSE TO DINNER TIME.

BUT YEAH.

UH, WHAT IF WE WERE TO DO IT THE WEEKEND, LIKE ON THAT SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, HOW DO YOU ALL FEEL ABOUT THAT? WELL, I THINK, UM, THERE'S, THERE'S A LOT OF EVENTS THAT GO ON AND AGAIN, LIKE WE SAID, COVID GOING TO BE A FACTOR.

UM, WE'D HAVE TO FIND OUT FROM DR.

WHITMORE, WHAT, WHAT ACTIVITIES THEY HAVE PLANNED, SOMETHING AROUND THAT, BECAUSE I KNOW FRIDAY IS USUALLY A, UM, A THING THAT HAPPENS IT'S GENERALLY AROUND HAPPY HOUR,

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SEVEN, EIGHT O'CLOCK.

UM, AND DINNER IS A, UM, UH, UM, EIGHTH GRADE OR TOWARD CONDUCT.

OH YEAH.

THAT'S A LOT GOING ON.

YEAH, THAT WAS FINE.

THAT'S JUDGED AT A COUPLE OF YEARS.

THAT WAS, THAT WAS FUN.

AND WE KIND OF JUST DECIDED THAT, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY KIND OF HAS THEIR OWN THING GOING ON IN THEIR, IN THEIR CITY.

WE WANTED TO HAVE HUBER HEIGHTS AS AN OPTION.

WE WANTED SOMETHING TO DO FOR OUR PEOPLE.

UM, I STILL WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO HAVE THE UNITY WORLD BECAUSE THERE WERE AT THE WALK THAT MAY NOT COME TO A PROGRAM.

YOU KNOW, YOU HAD SOME PEOPLE THAT THEY LIKED TO EXERCISE.

THEY LIKE LOCK ARMS AND JUST KIND OF WALK IN THE PARK, BUT THEY DIDN'T, THEY MAY NOT HAVE STAYED FOR THE PROGRAM.

UM, AND VICE VERSA, YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE MAY COME TO THE PROGRAM.

THEY MAY NOT WANT TO BE OUT IN THE COLD.

UM, SO MAYBE HAVING SOME OPTIONS, IT WAS REALLY UNSEASONABLY COLD.

THIS PANEL, IT'S USUALLY NOT THAT COLD.

LISTEN, I HAD, I HAD ALL THIS CAR, IF I HAD GLOVES, I HAD A HOODIE.

AND THEN AT SOME POINT IT GOT, IT WAS SO COLD.

YOU KNOW, YOU START TO SWEAT BECAUSE YOU GOT SO MANY LAYERS ON.

I HAD TO TAKE LAYERS OFF.

PEOPLE WERE LOOKING AT ME LIKE, ARE YOU CRAZY? AND I'M LIKE, I'M, THE ADRENALINE WAS PUMPING, BUT IT WAS COLD.

BUT YEAH.

BUT YEAH, BUT I AGREE THERE SHOULD BE OPTIONS.

AND THE TIME, CAUSE DEPENDING LIKE YOU WERE JUST SAYING, RHONDA, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROGRESSION OF COVID IS GOING TO BE OUT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, BUT THEY STILL WANT TO HAVE THAT CHANCE TO OBSERVE THE HOLIDAY.

RIGHT.

ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH.

I DON'T THINK COVID IS GOING ANYWHERE.

I REALLY, DON'T NOT BY THAT TIME.

I DON'T THINK EVEN IF THEY HAVE.

YEAH.

SO, I MEAN, LET'S, UH, WE CAN EXPLORE THE, THE, WELL, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET A LOOK AT, AT WHITMORE SCHEDULE TO SEE WHAT HE HAS PLANNED AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I CAN GIVE HIM A CALL AS WELL.

HOPEFULLY HE'LL BE A LITTLE BIT MORE FORTHCOMING, BUT WE'LL SEE.

I DID GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND I, I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING THERE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE A NEW WEBSITE TOO.

YEAH.

HE DIDN'T MOVE.

HE'S STILL IN HUBER HEIGHTS THOUGH.

RIGHT.

I COULD HAVE SWORN THAT.

SOMEBODY TOLD ME MR. WHITMORE HAD MOVED THE AREA, BUT I CALLED HIM.

I CALLED HIS UBERIZE NUMBER AND IT, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

I'LL GET ON THE SHOOT ON MY EMAIL, ONE OF THE TWO TODAY.

OKAY.

AND AGAIN, WE STILL HAVE SOME TIME ON THAT BECAUSE, UH, I DO WANT TO SEE IF, IF WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHEN, IF WE'RE GOING TO DO A VIRTUAL EVENT, DO THE WALK AND THEN SEE IF WE CAN DO LIKE MAYBE A SPEAKER SERIES GOING INTO BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

UM, THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE EVERYBODY A, UH, A PRELUDE, IF YOU WILL, WHAT WE CAN DO IN DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

CAUSE WE, I MEAN, AS FAR AS CULTURE, WE NEED TO BE ACTIVE DURING THAT MONTH AND SPEAKER SERIES, EVEN IF IT'S YEAH.

PEOPLE THAT WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT.

ABSOLUTELY.

THE BOLINGA CENTER.

UM, AND I KNOW WE GOT SOME PEOPLE AT CENTRAL STATE THAT WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT AND JUST, JUST TALK FOREVER.

THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

WE'VE HAD SOME PEOPLE FROM CENTRAL STATE AND I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER WHO IT WAS.

YOU CAN GET THE PRESIDENT WON'T MIND NETWORK AND OUR NETWORK, RIGHT.

UH, HE'S NOT HARD TO FIND ANY OF THESE ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM.

MY BOSS, ALL RIGHT.

COMMITTEE DISCUSSION.

SO W W WHAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT, WELL, I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO NOW TALK ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING AND GOING INTO, UM, GOING INTO A BLACK HISTORY MONTH WHERE I THINK THIS REALLY NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST SOMEWHAT VISIBLE WHERE WE CAN, AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A,

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UH, A SPEAKER SERIES FOR BLACK HISTORY.

AND EVEN IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT CAN BE RECORDED SHARED WITH KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S, UM, IF THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF PROGRAMMING AROUND BLACK HISTORY MONTH, BUT, UM, THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BRING SOME PEOPLE INTO THE, INTO THE, UM, INTO THAT SPACE, IF YOU WOULD, AND, UH, SHARE SOME OF THEIR, IF NOT EXPERIENCES IN THEIR EDUCATION WITH, UH, WITH, WITH STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS, I'LL SAY, I SHOULD SAY HERE IN, UH, AT WAYNE AND YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE OTHER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE GOING HERE, AND THAT MIGHT, THAT MIGHT GO OVER WELL.

AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, MY DAUGHTER SAID THAT, AND I'VE GOT ONE IN COLLEGE AND I'VE GOT ONE, THAT'S A JUNIOR SHE'S, THEY DON'T ACKNOWLEDGE BLACK HISTORY MONTH, NOT SURPRISED.

AND IF THEY DO, IT'S VERY, SO ROSA PARKS, UM, THOSE, THE OTHER ONES THEY SEE THERE'S MARTIN LUTHER KING, ROSA PARKS, MATHEMATICS, MATHEMATICS.

NOW IT'S VERY COMMON, THE COMMON NAMES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW, BUT YOU, YOU LIKE, YOU WON'T HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT A SURGEON OR TRUTH.

I'M NOT EVEN HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T HEAR THOSE NAMES.

HE LIVED AT BROWN, A HARLEY, SO LOSSY.

YEAH, YEAH, NO, YOU DON'T HEAR NONE OF THOSE NAMES.

OH, WHO WAS THAT? YEAH, SO THAT WAS THE THING THAT MY DAUGHTER REALLY USED TO KIND OF GET ANNOYED WITH, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THEY'D PUT A PICTURE UP ON THE WALL AND THAT WAS IT.

WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH OR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, SO, WOW.

WOW.

SO LET'S DO THIS, WE'LL TALK, WE'LL DO MARTIN LUTHER KING THAT EVENT IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY, WE'LL TRY TO TARGET SOME, UH, AT LEAST TWO, LET'S TRY TO GET TO, UH, UM, FORUMS, IF YOU WOULD, ON BLACK HISTORY, IF THEY ARE WIDELY ATTENDED AND MAYBE WE CAN SCHEDULE MORE, BUT LET'S, LET'S FOCUS ON TWO.

AND ONCE WE DO THAT, WE'VE OPENED THE DOOR RIGHT TO ALL OF THE OTHER MONTHS THAT ARE DIFFERENT.

PEOPLE ARE RECOGNIZED.

SO WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THOSE ARE LEADING UP TO, UH, HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, WHICH IS WHAT OCTOBER.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE MISSED THAT.

SO THERE'S, THERE'S SOME, A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON FOR THE DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHICS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE YEAR THAT WE NEED TO FOCUS.

WE DON'T WANT TO JUST SAY BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.

AND WE, UM, HAD ACTUALLY SCHEDULED A MULTICULTURAL, UM, FAIR THROUGH AMP, BUT BECAUSE OF COVID, WE HAD TO CANCEL IT.

UM, AND IT WASN'T A BIG DEAL.

WE HAD A LOT OF REPRESENTATION AT THE TABLE, MIA BEING ONE OF THE PEOPLE.

AND WE WERE GOING TO HIGHLIGHT THE TURKISH COMMUNITY, UM, BECAUSE WE FEEL, YOU KNOW, AND WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THEIR CULTURE, THEIR FOOD, THEIR MUSIC, THEIR, YOU KNOW, THEIR CLOTHING, SO THAT PEOPLE COULD REALLY LEARN ABOUT THE TURKISH COMMUNITY.

BUT WE HAD TO PUT PAUSE ON THAT.

BUT OF COURSE, THAT IS NOW AN INITIATIVE THAT OUR COMMISSION WOULD TAKE ON, UM, IN THE, AND THE COMMUNITY WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

YEAH, WELL, IT IS, UH, I MEAN, OVER HERE IN THE OAKS, WE HAVE A PRETTY DIVERSE POPULATION OF PEOPLE.

AND I WILL SAY, I WOULD SAY EVEN THERE, UM, THIS IS A SHOT IN THE DARK.

YOU MIGHT BE TURKISH.

UM, AND, AND I CAN ASK HIM AND NOT BE OFFENSIVE, UH, AND SEE IF THEY WILL HELP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND I'M SURE, YOU KNOW.

YEAH.

I MEAN, THAT'S A BIG DEAL, YOU KNOW, IF WE CAN PULL THAT OFF, BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY HAD THE PEOPLE THAT DO THE, DO YOU GUYS EVER GO TO THE WORLD OF FAIR DOWN AT, UM, A COUPLE OF YEARS THAT WE HAD THEM AT THE TABLE, THEY WERE WILLING TO HELP US PLAN.

SO WE WANTED TO GET THEM TO BRING THAT TO HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL, THE HUBER HEIGHTS.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST OF ALL CALLED? UM, THE WORLD OF FAIR IS THAT THE CONVENTION CENTER, THEY HAVE IT EVERY YEAR, RIGHT AROUND MAY A LATE MAY LATE MAY.

NORMALLY I BELIEVE IT IS TO HAVE ALL CULTURES REPRESENTED.

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WOW.

AND IT'S NORMALLY AT THE CONVENTION CENTER? YES.

I'M VERY WELL ATTENDED NORMALLY, UM, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, JEAN ISN'T WHOLE WEEKEND.

YEAH.

IT'S A BIG DEAL.

WOW.

DO YOU KNOW WHO WAS THE COORDINATOR FOR THAT? FOR THE, FOR THE MULTICAST FOR THE WORLD? YES.

I CAN GET THE NAME FOR YOU.

OKAY.

YES.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BRINGING SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO OUR CITY, BECAUSE THAT BRINGS THEN DOLLARS TO OUR CITY.

IT BRINGS PEOPLE TO OUR CITY, YOU KNOW? UM, SO WE WERE LOOKING AT IT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, BUT WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD OF FAIR AND HUBER HEIGHTS.

YEAH.

IT'S NOT A BAD IDEA.

WHERE WOULD WE HAVE IT? WE COULD PROBABLY DO IT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OR AT, UH, WHERE HE, THEY GO OVER THERE NEXT TO THE POST OFFICE.

THAT WOULD BE, I MEAN, DEPENDING ON HOW LARGE IT IS TOO, THAT'S TO DO IT AT THE ROSE.

I MEAN, NOT AT THE ROSE AT THE EICHELBERGER, BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE EVERYTHING IS, BUT WE COULD DO IT AT THE ROSE.

WE COULD DO IT AT THE EICHELBERGER.

WE COULD DO IT ALMOST ANYWHERE.

LET ME ASK THE QUESTION.

DOES THE CITY ON THE ROSE OR IS IT YES.

OH, WOW.

I DID NOT KNOW THAT.

YES, YES.

OKAY.

ANY OF THE MOVIE EVENTS AT THE ROSE WHEN, WHEN WE WOULD DO IT AT ROSE? NO, I HAVEN'T ONLY THE CONCERTS WHEN THEY HAD THEM HERE.

YEAH.

IT'S AMAZING.

TRYING IN THERE ON THE STAGE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE SEATS.

HMM.

I GUESS IS THE QUESTION.

YEAH.

SHE KNOW THAT WILL BE A GOOD IDEA IF THERE WERE DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT CULTURES, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT MOVIES, LIKE, UM, THE OLD SOUL.

SO I THINK ABOUT RAISING THE SON.

OH MY GOODNESS.

YES.

UM, STORMY WEATHER.

SEE, I'M GOING WAY BACK, BUT I MEAN, YOU KNOW, JUST THAT, YOU KNOW, BUT YEAH, NOPE.

NEVER SAW ANY MOVIES WITH THE ROOMS, NOT ON MY AGENDA.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO, UH, LET'S, LET'S DO THAT.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN, UM, GET SOME IDEAS OF LIKE, AND I WILL CONTACT, UM, YOUR CONTACT FOR THE WORLD AFFAIR.

AND IF WE CAN NOT GET A HOLD OF THAT PERSON, I CAN PROBABLY CALL THE CONVENTION CENTER AND SEE IF THEY KNOW WHO IT WAS AND CAN GET US IN TOUCH WITH THEM.

SO WE WERE LOOKING AT REALLY JANUARY, FEBRUARY MULTICULTURAL EVENT.

I WOULDN'T SAY THAT EARLY.

I THINK IT'S DIFFICULT TO PLAN STUFF DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

UM, FOR, FOR THAT, I THINK WE PROBABLY NEED TO TARGET OR APRIL, MAY LET'S, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET THIS COVER THAT WAY, OR AT LEAST TO A MANAGEABLE, UM, WHERE IT CAN BE, UM, IF WE HAVE TO HAVE IT OUTSIDE AND IT'S WARM ENOUGH AND WE CAN FIND A VENUE TO PUT OUTSIDE.

YEAH.

I WAS SEEING MAY, MAY FOR THE MULTICULTURAL MAY, AND THEN FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, WE'RE LOOKING AT MLK AND BLACK HISTORY.

I'LL LOOK AT THE CALENDAR AND SEE WHAT CULTURES ARE BEING CELEBRATED DURING WHICH MONTHS.

RIGHT.

I KNOW HISPANIC HERITAGE, CAUSE I LOVE HISPANIC CULTURE, SO, OH MY GOODNESS.

WELL, I SPENT TOO MANY YEARS AT TACO BELL.

IT'S RIDICULOUS.

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LIKE I LOVE THAT CULTURE.

I MEAN, I COULD EAT THE FOOD FROM THAT CULTURE.

EVERY SINGLE MY KIDS ARE LIKE MEXICAN AGAIN, MOM, REALLY KNOW WHAT ABOUT NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY IS I THINK THAT'S, IS IT NOVEMBER? CAUSE WE DO HAVE A SMALL NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN HUBER HEIGHTS.

YEAH.

DO, UM, I DON'T KNOW, PULL SOMETHING OFF.

I WOULD SAY LET'S START THOSE UP IN JANUARY AND JUST ROLL THROUGH THE YEAR AND LET'S PLAN IT.

UM, AND THEN WE GET SPEAKERS FOR EACH ONE.

YEAH, WE CAN DO THAT.

THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

AND THEN PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR AND THEN HAVE IT PLANNED OUT.

AND THEN PEOPLE SAY, HEY, THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

AND THEN LIKE, UH, UM, MAYBE IF, IF AGAIN, THIS WHOLE COVID THING, WE CAN DO A COMMUNITY DIALOGUE SPACE COME AND TALK ABOUT, ESPECIALLY WITH THOSE PEOPLE WHO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR CULTURE.

AND I'M SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, FOLKS FROM MEXICAN HERITAGE WOULD LOVE TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN MEXICAN FOOD, EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF THE CULTURES, A LOT OF THE INFORMATION IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH FOOD.

AND A LOT OF THOSE CULTURES, WE, WE DON'T WANT TO FOCUS COMPLETELY AROUND FOOD.

RIGHT.

WE HAD ACTUALLY LOOKED AT THE DANCE, THE COLORS.

I MEAN, WE WERE JUST LOOKING AT ALL OF IT.

UM, AND I CAN EVEN GO BACK TO LOOK AT THE MISSION STATEMENTS THAT WE CRAFTED FOR THAT EVENT, BUT WE WANT IT TO EXPERIENCE IT THROUGH THE EYES, THE EARS, THE MOUTH THAT TOUCH, WE WANT IT ALL SENSES TO BE, YOU KNOW, JUST ABSORB BY THE CULTURE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THAT'S GOOD TO SEE HOW THEY, THEIR PERSPECTIVE, YOU KNOW, LIKE FAMILY EDUCATION.

HELL YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

RIGHT.

AND I WILL SEND THAT TO YOU AS WELL.

AND I WILL JUST CALENDAR AND SEE WHAT I CAN FIND ACTUALLY NOT THE CALENDAR, BUT TRY TO FIND, UH, A PARTICULAR CULTURE THAT'S HONORED OR REPRESENTATIVE FOR EVERY ONE OF THE MONTHS THAT WE CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

READY TO MOVE ON.

MR. CHAIR, I WOULD ASK OF YOU, UM, IF WE COULD AMEND THE AGENDA TO REFLECT ONE ADDITION, UM, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ALL HEARD ABOUT FOOD BAZAAR, UM, BEING, UH, SET ON FIRE.

SOMEONE TRIED TO SET THE BUSINESS ON FIRE, NO FOOD BAZAARS ON, UM, THEY ARE A TURKISH OWNED BUSINESS.

WOW.

UM, AND THEY'VE HAD THREE INCIDENTS IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

SO I'M BRINGING THIS UP BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE.

UM, AND WE ARE WANTING TO DO A UNITY RALLY ON OCTOBER 29TH, FROM FIVE 30 TO SIX 30 TO RALLY SUPPORT RALLY AROUND THEM SHOW OUR SUPPORT, UM, 29, WHICH IS THURSDAY.

OKAY.

UM, IS THERE A TIME, FIVE 30 TO SIX 30.

IT'S JUST GOING TO BE QUICK.

UM, AND OBVIOUSLY IF WE GO OVER, I KNOW IT STARTS TO GET LATE PRETTY QUICK.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO DO A WEEKEND DAY BECAUSE THEY WANT IT TO BE A PART OF THE RALLY AND THEY DON'T HAVE A FULL STAFF DURING THE WEEKEND.

SO ANYONE THAT CAN COME AS WELCOME TO COME, BUT WE DIDN'T WANT TO ALLOW TOO MUCH TIME TO GO PAST US, ASKED US THIS HAPPENED ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER.

UM, SO I WANTED TO BRING THAT UP BECAUSE YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE ALL A PART OF THE COMMISSION, BUT THE ADVOCACY IS WORKING ON SOMETHING.

UM, AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU ALL AWARE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

YEAH.

ME TOO.

SOBER 29, FIVE 30 TO SAY, AND THIS IS WHAT'S THE ADDRESS? IT IS.

I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO ASK ME THAT YOU WERE GONNA ASK ME THAT, THAT THE AKINS, I GOT IT.

READY FOR YOU.

HOLD

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ON.

SOMEBODY TRIED TO SET IT ON FIRE.

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME SOMEONE HAS SAID THEIR BUSINESS ON FIRE.

THAT'S AN ISSUE.

57 55.

TROY PIKE IS THE OLD CAPITOL CLEANER.

OKAY.

AND ALL YOU DO IS LIKE CAPITAL IS I KNOW.

OH, WOW.

WELL THAT'S GOOD INFORMATION.

CAUSE I DRIVE PAST THERE ALL THE TIME AND I NEVER KNEW IT WAS OWNED BY THE TURKISH COMMUNITY.

YEAH.

VERY NICE.

VERY NICE PEOPLE CAMILLA.

AND MORAT, I CANNOT PRONOUNCE THEIR LAST NAME, BUT THEY'RE VERY NICE PEOPLE, VERY FRIENDLY.

UM, AND SO DEFINITELY WANT TO SHOW THEM OUR SUPPORT.

HOPEFULLY THEY PUT IN CAMERAS OUT NOW.

RIGHT.

THEY HAVE, THEY DO HAVE A KIM.

OKAY.

THAT IS OUT.

UM, YES.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO I'LL SEND YOU ALL THE LINK.

UM, AND IT, IT WAS ON THE NEWS.

SO I MEAN IT'S PUBLIC RECORD.

UM, BUT THAT'S REALLY ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT IT.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU ALL AWARE AND I APPRECIATE YOU ALL SUPPORT.

MOST DEFINITELY.

MY WIFE WAS THERE WITH ME.

ALL RIGHT.

MEETING SCHEDULE.

WHEN DOES THE, UM, THE MEETING OF THE COMMISSION? WHAT DATE IS THAT? DID WE DETERMINE THE DATE? THE FIRST THURSDAY, RIGHT FIRST AT SEVEN O'CLOCK YES.

NO, I WROTE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE.

I JUST WANT TO WRITE IT DOWN AGAIN FIRST THURSDAY.

SO WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND NIGHT? AND THEN THAT WOULDN'T WORK IT IF IT WOULD WORK EXCEPT DISH NEXT TOO MUCH FOR ME, BUT WHAT ABOUT MONDAYS OR TUESDAYS FOR US WOULD BE BETTER AND THAT'S CONSIDERED ME TOO.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SCHEDULE ENTAILS, BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CONSIDER WHAT SHE'S AVAILABLE.

OKAY.

OH, GO AHEAD.

NO, GO AHEAD, JANE, GO AHEAD FOR ME.

THE FIRST MONDAY, TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, I WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER MONDAYS OR TUESDAYS? SECOND TUESDAY, WHAT YOU SAID THE SECOND TUESDAY, THIS CASE IT WOULD BE THE 10TH COMING UP ON.

UM, SO THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S ONE, TWO THAT'S THREE WEEKS AWAY.

UM, WE WOULD HAVE, WE WOULD PROBABLY NEED TO HAVE, UM, IF WE COMMUNICATED ABOUT EMAIL, I THINK THAT WOULD BE OKAY FOR THE NEXT, AT LEAST SOLIDIFY OUR PURPOSE AND MISSION AND TO PUT THE SCHEDULE TOGETHER FOR WHAT WE'RE GOING TO, UH, RECOGNIZE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE DURING DIFFERENT MONTHS, UM, FOR THAT BY EMAIL AND GO OVER THESE DETAILS OF THE, UH, MARTIN BEING EVENTS AND THAT STUFF THAT CAN BE BY EMAIL, UM, FOR THE, UH, IF WE DID THE, SO YOU, SO JEAN, YOU SAID THE FIRST AND SECOND MONDAY ARE NO GOOD.

YES, SIR.

AND I'M GOING TO, AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, I AM IN MEDICARE SEASON RIGHT NOW.

SO I, MY SCHEDULE THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH IS EXTRA CRAZY.

UM, SO I WILL GET BACK WITH YOU ON, ON MY AVAILABILITY NOW, WHAT, WHAT WAS YOUR THING? IT'S CRAZY.

THIS FROM OCTOBER 15TH TO DECEMBER 7TH, IT'S A LOT GOING ON BEFORE TURNING 65.

SO WHAT ABOUT ON WEDNESDAYS? I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH WEDNESDAY, RHONDA.

YOU OKAY.

WEDNESDAYS.

I WILL LET YOU KNOW SPECIFICALLY, AND I WILL, I WILL WORK MY BEST TO WORK WITH WHAT YOU GO WITH.

SO WHY DON'T WE SAY FOR NOW TENTATIVELY WE'LL PUT THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.

OKAY.

SO THAT GIVES US OUR MEETING RIGHT BEFORE THE MEETING

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OF THE COMMISSION.

AND THEN THAT WAY, IF WE HAVE SOMETHING TO REPORT TO THE COMMISSION, WE CAN SOLIDIFY THAT NIGHT OR FINALIZE WHAT WE WANT TO REPORT TO THE COMMISSION MAKES IT A LITTLE MORE STREAMLINED.

OKAY.

EASY.

WHAT ARE WE AT THIS TIME AROUND THIS TIME? IS THAT TOO LATE FOR YOU? HOW LATE IS TOO LATE FOR YOU ALL FLEXIBLE? I'M VERY FLEXIBLE.

OH NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

MAYBE I SHOULD BE MORE SPECIFIC.

NO, NO.

OKAY.

I WOULD SAY NOT PASS EIGHT.

SO, SO LET'S SAY EIGHT, SEVEN 30, EVEN, PROBABLY FOR YOU.

I EIGHT IS GOOD BECAUSE IT GIVES ME TIME TO GET DINNER OUT THE WAY.

AND SO THIS, THIS WAS GOOD.

SO I CAN PROBABLY SWING A SEVEN 30 AND I MIGHT HAVE TO START THE MEETING IN THE KITCHEN, BUT YEAH, WE WANT TO GIVE YOU, OH MAN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I THINK WE ARE DONE MEETING SCHEDULE, BEING DONE AND FOOD BAZAAR AS ITEM F AND WE ARE, WE'LL BE AT THE RALLY SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS AT, UM, FOOD BAZAAR 30 TO SIX 30.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE Y'ALL WANT TO TALK ABOUT OR IS THERE A MOTION TO ADJOURN? MR. CHAIR? I MOTION TO ADJOURN AND I WILL SECOND THE MOTION.

WELL HERE AT EIGHT 56.

ALL RIGHT.

SO NOW LET'S, IF YOU DON'T MIND, UH, MS. JEAN DATE AND TIME FOR OUR NEXT MEETING, OR SHOULD WE, UM, GET AN EMAIL GOING WITH, UH, MIA? UM, MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE AN E L UM, COMMUNICATION WITH MIA.

DO YOU KNOW WHO'S THE CHAIR FOR THAT COMMITTEE? WELL, I'M ASSUMING IT'S ME SINCE I VOLUNTEER TO GET THE AGENDA TOGETHER FOR THIS CONDITION.

THAT'S MY QUESTION.

BUT YES, IT PROTESTS.

YEAH.

UM, BUT YEAH, WELL I'LL DO IS, UM, I'LL SEND AN EMAIL OUT BETWEEN THE TWO OF US AND MIA TO RESCHEDULE ANOTHER TIME, THEN SET THAT UP WITH THEM, KATIE FOR NEXT WEEK, SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.

UM, OCTOBER THERE'S THE FOURTH.

THIRD? YEAH.

OKAY.

CALIBER.

WE ARE DOWN TO WHAT? 11 DAYS.

YEAH.

I'M PRETTY FLEXIBLE NOW.

IT'S THE FIFTH, THURSDAY, FIFTH, FRIDAY, NOTHING GOING ON THAT WEEK.

UNLESS IN A NICE TEMPLATE.

YOU MIGHT HAVE A MEETING NEXT WEEK.

OH, OKAY.

THAT OKAY.

THAT'S YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL I'M PRETTY MUCH OPEN.

UM, SO EVERS, CONVENIENCE, MIA.

WE'LL JUST COMMUNICATE THROUGH EMAIL.

YEP.

AND I'M GOOD.

ANY OF THOSE THINGS ABOUT AROUND THIS TIME? EIGHT O'CLOCK ON.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, LADIES HAVE A PLEASANT EVENING AND WE WILL SEE YOU ON EMAIL.

YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.