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Dallas Mayor Names Members of Task Force on Confederate Monuments

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    Dallas Mayor Names Members of Task Force on Confederate Monuments

    Amid the nationwide controversy, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the members of his task force on Confederate monuments.

    "It is critical that this task force be an independent, qualified and diverse
    panel," Rawlings said in a news release Thursday.

    Frances Waters, will serve as the chair of the task force. She holds Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and is the Chief Strategist of FCW Strategic Consulting with a particular focus on arts/culture, education and organizational strategic planning, and capacity-building.

    The other members of the task force are:

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    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017)

    Buddy Apple, Attorney and Preservationist
    Sara Mokuria, Associate Director for Leadership Initiatives, University of Texas at Dallas
    Coy Murchison, Health Care Administration Professional
    Jesse Hornbuckle, Photographer and Business owner
    Terrance Perkins, Executive Director, Passage of Youth, Inc. and Pastor
    Dr. Ervin Seamster, Jr., President, Southwestern Christian College and Pastor
    Marilyn Mayse, Attorney
    Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church
    Norma Minnis, Mortgage Broker
    Coy Poitier, Dallas County Historical Commission
    Dr. Glynn Newman, Professor, Eastfield College
    Jo Trizila, President & CEO, TrizCom Public Relations
    Maggie Murchison, Executive Committee, The University of Texas Chancellor’s Council
    Barvo Walker, Sculptor
    Rene Martinez, Education Consultant
    Joli Robinson, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
    Larry Schoenbrun, Attorney, Gardere Wyne Sewell LLP
    Bryce Weigand, Architect, Weigand Art & Architecture
    Arman Rupani, Managing Partner, Rupani & Matthew Group LLC

    Ken Luce, founding partner of LDWW Group will serve as communications advisor and Director of Cultural Affairs, Jennifer Scripps, will serve as the lead city staff liaison.

    The task force may also consult with relevant staff in Historic Preservation, Parks and Recreation and the City Attorney's Office.

    On Aug. 15, Rawlings had said the task force would study the options for Confederate monuments for 90 days and report back to the Dallas City Council.

    The task force's first meeting will be in the Dallas City Council Chambers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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