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Harvard Webcast: Race and Policing: State and Local Perspectives

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will host a free, live ForumHSPH.org webcast, Race and Policing: State and Local Perspectives, Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm ET. The webcast will be presented jointly with PRI’s The World and WGBH. Building on two previous Forums about race, criminal justice and health (Race, Criminal Justice and Health, Revisiting Race, Criminal Justice and Health), this event will examine specific approaches and models to address the complexities of race and policing. Experts in law enforcement, public health, community relations and the law will speak. Subjects will include safeguarding law enforcement and communities, promoting more effective communication and de-escalation techniques, and narrowing the social, economic and health gaps that persist between underserved and middle-class America. The emphasis will be on local and state approaches. Expert participants include Mr. Brian Corr, President, National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement; Ms. Tracey Meares, Professor of Law, Yale Law School, and Senior Research Advisor, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Mr. John Shanks, Director, Police Training Institute; and Dr. David Williams, Professor of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Chan School. The moderator will be Mr. Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH News. Watch at ForumHSPH.org. E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Or Tweet them to @ForumHSPH using #disparities. There also will be a live chat on The Forum’s Race and Policing web page. If time does not allow for us to ask your question, we encourage you to continue the conversation by posting comments on our website at ForumHSPH.org.

Read more: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/race-and-policing/