Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans Symposium
A community event will be held on March 23 to discuss the historical context, current events, public health impact, and quest for solutions.
What: Symposium on Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans: A Discussion on the Historical Context, Current Events, Public Health Impact, and the Quest for Solutions
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6-9pm
Where: University of Michigan School of Public Health II (SPH II) Auditorium, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Panelists will include:
- Dr. Austin McCoy - Historian, Activist, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan
- Sheriff Jerry Clayton - Washtenaw County Sheriff
- Former State Representative David Rutledge - Michigan House of Representatives, District 54
- The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Herbert Smitherman - Vice Dean of Diversity and Community Affairs and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and President and CEO of Health Centers Detroit Foundation
Four action-teams will be created for symposium attendees to join:
- Civic engagement/activism
- Community-Police engagement/partnerships
- Pipeline Programs: school (K-12) to careers in law enforcement
This event is free and open to the public. Community members, students, public health professionals, social scientists, legislators and law enforcement are especially encouraged to attend.