Healthier Boynton Beach in collaboration with The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission Community Engagement Task Force led the third Community Conversations on May 31st, 2018 at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The objective of the conversation was to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and residents. There were over one hundred residents and seven HBB Committee Members present. Rev. Jovan T. Davis, the Senior Pastor, kicked off the dinner and discussion. The audience watched an episode of the television show “Blackish,” which uses humor to feature issues related to race, injustice and inequality.

At the end, many people in attendance said the panel, the show, and the discussions create an atmosphere for candid conversations about problems that have gone unaddressed for a long time.