East Brother Beer hosting virtual community-police relations forum

East Brother Beer hosting virtual community-police relations forum
Image credit: East Brother Beer Co.

East Brother Beer Co. is holding a virtual forum on community-police relations in Richmond tonight at 5:30 p.m.

The host of the webinar is Ya-NEEMA Healing Circle and Supportive Services Founder Dewanda Joseph, a long time community activist and advocate for victims of gun violence. Joining her are District Attorney Diana Becton, Mayor Tom Butt, Interim Police Chief Bisa French, Pastor Donell Rickey Jones and Gonzalo Rucobo, executive director of Bay Area Peacekeepers.

East Brother Beer Co., founded by Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner, is a consistent community advocate itself, hosting fundraisers and dedicating proceeds for various community causes, from local schools to victims of disasters such as wildfires and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In Richmond, we’re blessed to have civic and non-profit leaders in our community who have been championing social justice for decades and heave steadily been able to bring about positive change,” the brewery stated on Facebook. “As part of our long term commitment to social justice, we are using our platform to elevate the voices of these individuals and organizations. We invite you, our community, to join us at our first Pride and Purpose Community Forum focusing on Community Policing.”

How to watch: Join the Zoom webinar using this link: bit.ly/pandpcommunityforum. The forum will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live via the East Brother Beer Co. Facebook page.