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Sun June 17, 2012
Noise and Notes: The Mayor's Violence Prevention Task Force and Defining Fairness
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's task force on violence prevention is set to meet on Monday with supporters looking forward to the group getting started.
What the 37-member task force will accomplish has been an ongoing conversation since its was launched by the mayor. But as more heinous acts of violence continue, critics such as Councilwoman Attica Scott, D-1, have commented that the administration is talking while others are acting.
For the program, health department director Dr. LaQundra Nesbitt, neighborhood leader Neal Robertson—who both sit on the work group—and University of Louisville adjunct professor Stacy Brooks, discuss what the task force faces.
Afterwards, WFPL producer Laura Ellis and I sat down to discuss reaction to our Defining Fairness series and how LGBT people are covered in the local media.
If you haven't, check out the conversations for LGBT individuals who deal with race, religion, disability, and the struggles outside the narrative of gay rights.