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#ItStartsWIthMeMiami:The Power of Historical Dialogue to elevate community/police relations

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

#ItStartsWIthMeMiami:The Power of Historical Dialogue to elevate community/police relations

#ItStartsWIthMeMiami seeks to illuminate the history of institutional and systemic bias within the criminal justice system in Florida generally and South Florida particularly as it relates to race. This difficult history of racial profiling and violent suppression warrants further expression, exploration and discussion. It is necessary to address the conscious and unconscious bias existing in policing, and provide an opportunity for truth and reconciliation. During this panel discussion, the humanities scholars will provide insights and facilitate a conversation through storytelling with a historical context. These dialogues will give guidance for: 1) law enforcement on how to better interact with communities they serve 2) the general public on strategies to improve community-police relations 3) the community about the duties of law enforcement & the nature of their responsibilities & challenges 4) the public on career opportunities in local police departments to become part of the solution from seasoned officers (also countering historical over representation in Corrections).

Event Details

Event Date/time:

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm -
December 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Marvin Dunn, Professor Emeritus, FIU Dr. Phyllis Scott, Director, Anti Racism & Equity Coalition Barry University
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Event Contact:

Glendon Hall
(305) 331-5402

Event Venue:

Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33140
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Venue Phone:
(305) 331-5402

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