Partnering to Protect: A Community Conversation on Race


July 17th, 2016 — Over 100 Story county residents came together to share stories of discrimination and brainstorm ways they could eliminate them. They wrote their ideas down.  The APA and Body of Christ Church pulled some categories of change from all submissions on which, we believe, together, we can have an impact. They are:

  • Cultural sensitivity training for the police and city departments
  • Cultural sensitivity training for teachers and supportive staff in the Ames School District
  • Publicize racial graduation rates to address the opportunity gap of people of color in the Ames School District
  • Transparency in policing. Publicize racial arrest and traffic stops data