Embrace Bend and the Restorative Justice and Equity Groups would cordially like to invite you to a candidate forum focused on how our School Board, COCC, and Parks and Recreation candidates will tackle the key issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity in our schools, higher learning institutions and our parks and recreation facilities. Students from the Bend LaPine schools and COCC will be asking questions during this forum as well as members from our two organizations. This forum will be open to the public. The intent of this forum is to reinforce and ensure that these vital issues are finally brought to the forefront so that every person feels included in our town. It will be a learning experience for everyone who attends. And for those candidates who are running unopposed, this is a great time for them to tell us how they will lead and build a community once elected!