5th Annual Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities, October 22, 2020
Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities is hosting their 5th annual conference:
“Redefining Community and Public Safety Relationships”
Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Via Zoom
More information from Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities:
This year, our 5th anniversary, we come together to have courageous conversations on reimagining public safety during unprecedented challenges for communities in the midst of a global pandemic, social unrest revisiting racial reckoning and political upheaval.
In 2019, we united in efforts to improve how we prevent, respond to and seek justice for traumatic incidents and criminal acts motivated by hate and bigotry.
In 2018, we explored the data surrounding racial disparities in our communities, and the impact of actions taken to remove these disparities in our institutions of justice.
In 2017, we continued this work with a focus on implicit bias and its impact on community.
In 2016, as representative of public safety, government, faith, and civil society, we gathered at a time of heightened tensions and polarizing political rhetoric to break down barriers, and to strengthen the bonds of trust between us and the communities we serve.
You should attend if you:
Are a member of an under-represented and/or marginalized group, such as immigrants, refugees, people of color, and the LGBTQ community?
Are a law enforcement professional who seeks to understand the community perspective and improve the provision of public safety services.
Are a member of a faith, government or civil society organization acting for justice.
Come prepared to consider different perspectives and ask questions!
Watch a recap of last year's event: