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Public Safety: A Community Conversation

A group of city leaders and citizens–including Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz, Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Mariko Lockhart (Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative), Rahwa Habte (OneAmerica), Bill Hobson (DESC), and Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat–will discuss issues of public safety, gun safety, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies.

The Seattle Channel will be broadcasting live at 7:30 on Cable Channel 21 and online at

Join the community conversation. Send us your comments and questions now or during the live broadcast via Twitter (@seattlechannel), Facebook and e-mail.

Topics to discuss
— Policy questions: what can we do to stop the violence?
— Social questions: how do we heal and cultivate a positive, life-affirming community?
— Additional conversation threads: gun violence, mental health, gangs, and youth.