BES Dialogue: “Race and Ethical policing”

In December 2014, The Real News Network (TRNN) broadcast a town hall meeting that addressed the question “Should the Community Control the Police?” Instead of following the usual platform address format, this BES program will begin with screening several statements excerpted from the town hall meeting that have been selected for their impact. Then the program will switch to a community dialogue to discuss issues surrounding “Black Lives Matter,” ethical policing, and the topics raised during the platform addresses this month. Watch the town hall meetings.

Ms. Laura Griffin, a member of the BES Ethical Action Committee, and Mr. Omari Jeremiah are former leaders of Community Conversations, a 2013 project to facilitate Baltimore community dialogues on welcoming immigrants in Baltimore, addressing topics such as race, prejudice and community response. Mr. Angad Singh is a member of the BES Executive Board and co-chair of the Program Committee. He is an activist for social justice and campaign finance reform. He is the father of Jaisal Noor, a TRNN host, producer, and reporter.

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