Rob Thomas is the Community Liaison for the Racial Justice Coalition. As a community activist, a native of Asheville and an African-American man, Thomas has lived through many of the experiences that the Racial Justice Coalition is seeking to improve regarding racism in law enforcement.
“Innovative methods that seek to address root issues – as opposed to criminalizing poverty – are activities that drive and inspire me. My focus and passion has been centered around local policy related to the racial disparities that plague our communities of color,” Thomas stated. “When the policies and practices around policing properly reflect a city that values racial equity, inclusion and working relationships between law enforcement and the community it serves, I will feel accomplished in my role.”
Rob is doing important work with the Racial Justice Coalition around things like policing, reparations, and addressing the root causes of racial disparities in Asheville/Buncombe County. This is a great opportunity for us, Grace Covenant, to learn and to grow in our understanding of issues that are harming people in our community.
This event will be available to watch on GCPC’s YouTube channel.