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WATCH AGAIN | 'Turning Point Moments': Sara Shookman and Dave DeNatale lead panel with 4 Clevelanders about their views on systemic racism

Our discussion was live-streamed on wkyc.com, the WKYC app, Facebook Live, and YouTube.

CLEVELAND — On Tuesday evening, 3News anchor Sara Shookman and digital content producer Dave 'Dino' DeNatale interviewed a panel of Clevelanders who talked frankly about how their views on the existence of systemic racism have evolved in the months since George Floyd’s death.

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Their conversation was part of 3News’ monthly “A Turning Point” news series, which examines efforts going on locally and nationally to acknowledge and dismantle structural racism. 

Panelists were selected in collaboration with the Cleveland chapter of the Facing History And Ourselves organization.

The guests for this episode were: 

  • Bob Craig, chief information officer for the Baker Hostetler law firm. 
  • Jejuana Brown, director of Equity & Inclusion Programs for Greater Cleveland Partnership.
  • Aneet Deshpande, one of Facing History's newest Advisory Board members, and chief investment strategist for Clearstead, an institutional and independent investment consulting advisory firm.
  • Karen Perko, director of community engagement for United Way of Geauga County.

What were the "a-ha moments" that helped to evolve the panelists views on systemic racism? And what can be done to help improve our communities? We tackled these questions and more during the roughly 45 minute conversation.

The conversation was live-streamed on wkyc.com, and on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Watch it again in the player below:

You can also watch the event on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., with Front Row: A Turning Point. 

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