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Race, Community and Policing Webinar

April 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT



Working within Police Departments to Achieve Racial Equity

April 6th, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity and the Center for Social Inclusion invite you to participate in a webinar on Race, Community and Policing. This is an opportunity to learn about local police department efforts to address racial equity, policy reform, and community engagement.

Policing, criminal justice and racial equity have been national topics over the last few months. Some of the conversations have been polarizing. The reality, however, is that the desire for public safety and racial equity are often shared values, both within police departments and in the community. The question is: given the large racial inequities across many aspects of the criminal justice system, what are the best strategies for achieving racial equity and maintaining public safety? How can police departments work more intentionally in support of racial equity? And how can police departments work to ensure meaningful community participation and ownership in these efforts?

This webinar will highlight police department efforts taking place within three jurisdictions, as well as community expertise. Panelists will share their own department’s work to eliminate racial inequities within the criminal justice system, working within the system, and in partnership with community.


Welcome –
Glenn Harris, President, Center for Social Inclusion

Opportunities for Government to Advance Racial Equity –
Julie Nelson, Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Panel Discussion –
Police Chief Larry O’Dea, City of Portland

Police Chief Tom Smith, City of Saint Paul

Officer Martin Welte, Seattle Police Department Race and Social Justice Lead, City of Seattle

Lisa Daugaard, Policy Director at the Public Defender Association and Co-Chair of the Seattle Community Police Commission


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April 6, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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