EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon will be hosting a School/Public Safety Listening Session this Friday, Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.
All community members, including East Lansing parents and guardians, are invited to attend to share their feedback and concerns related to school safety and/or public safety in general. The session will be moderated by Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews, a professor and chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, and it will provide an opportunity for participants to have a solutions-oriented conversation. There will be opportunities for both smaller group discussions and larger group discussions.
“There have been a few recent, challenging incidents at East Lansing High School as well as some other public safety concerns raised by our community. In light of those incidents and concerns, we want to hear from people and do whatever we can to support our schools and ensure safety,” said East Lansing Mayor Bacon. “This Friday’s listening session will be hosted to hear from people who have requested to talk to us, and we hope to be able to come away from it with some solutions.”
Mayor Bacon will be joined by East Lansing City Councilmember Noel Garcia, Jr. at the listening session.