Anchorage Assembly Chair Felix Rivera has scheduled a regularly calendared meeting with the Alaska Black Caucus. The first meeting is Sunday evening.
The meetings are the result of last year’s “I Can’t Breathe” resolution passed by the Anchorage Assembly in June during the height of summer riots, which are all but forgotten by the public.
“To promote culturally sensitive dialogue in communities of color that includes language interpreters and continued peaceful and compassionate engagement as a welcoming community,” the resolution reads.
Rivera said the relationship between the Assembly and the Alaska Black Caucus has now been formalized and the conversations will take place on the fourth Sunday of every other month.
Rivera is under the pressure of a potential recall election in April for breaking the emergency order that limited the number of people allowed in gatherings to 15. He allowed more than 15 people in Assembly meetings, but they were people of his choosing.