County Administrator's Office
For Immediate Release

Sonoma County to host roundtable discussion on confronting racism

Santa Rosa, CA  –  March 22, 2021  –  The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and other community leaders will hold a joint news conference this afternoon to take a unified stand against racism in light of recent racist acts, including attacks on Asian Americans, that have occurred locally and across the nation.

What: Press Conference: Confronting Racism

Panelists include:

  • Jackie Elward, Rohnert Park Vice Mayor
  • Lyndsey Burcina, Human Rights Commissioner
  • Dr. Diann Kitamura, Santa Rosa City School Superintendent
  • Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Junior College Superintendent
  • Laurie Fong, Santa Rosa City School Board President
  • Carol Kawase, President of the Northern CA Western Nevada JACL
  • Nancy Wang, Chinese American Citizens League
  • Mohammad K. "MK" Jabbari, Sonoma County Interfaith Council Founding Member

Elected officials:

  • Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Board of Supervisors
  • Chris Coursey, Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors
  • Susan Harvey, Councilmember, City of Cotati
  • Michael Parish, Chief of Police, City of Cotati
  • Laura Sparks, Councilmember, City of Cotati
  • Susan Adams, Councilmember, Rohnert Park
  • Mark Landman, Vice Mayor, City of Cotati
  • Amy Harrington, Councilmember, City of Sonoma

When: Monday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Contact Information

Paul Gullixson
Communications Manager
County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235