Race, Police Oversight, and Social Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?

Date:
Tuesday, 01/19/2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The death of George Floyd, beating of Floyd Dent in Inkster, and other police brutality cases have sparked a national movement calling for policing reforms. It also increased citizens’ desire to understand the problems with policing, variations in the treatment of citizens along racial lines, and how they might influence change.  This presentation will discuss variation in police oversight policies and practices and their implication for disparity in treatment for African Americans and other vulnerable citizens.  It will specifically discuss racial disparity and police oversight in the State of Michigan and ongoing efforts to promote reforms.

About Dr. Barbara Patrick:

*Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.

*Director of Community Outreach for Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Graduate Public Administration Program.

*Produced and published research on issues of equity, access, and fairness in education, Veteran Affairs, and policing.

*Currently conducting research on police agencies in Southeast Michigan awareness and use of culturally competent tactics in their engagement with vulnerable populations.

*Organized a 3-part series on policing in the aftermath of the George Floyd incident.

Note: This program is part of the 2021 Washtenaw Reads program. The 2021 Washtenaw Reads selection is All American Boys, written by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. You do not have to be participating in the Washtenaw Reads program to attend.


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01/19/2021 7:00 PM 01/19/2021 8:00 PM America/Detroit Race, Police Oversight, and Social Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?

The death of George Floyd, beating of Floyd Dent in Inkster, and other police brutality cases have sparked a national movement calling for policing reforms. It also increased citizens’ desire to understand the problems with policing, variations in the treatment of citizens along racial lines, and how they might influence change.  This presentation will discuss variation […]

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