On Wednesday, July 29, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host a free live discussion of the history and future of police violence via Zoom. The conference will take place at 6 p.m.
As of June 30, 2020, 506 civilians have been victims of fatal police shootings, 105 of whom were Black. “Unmasking the Realities: Law & Order, Peace & Justice” will explore this.
"The Black Lives Matter movement, formed in 2013, has been a vocal part of the movement against police brutality in the U.S. However, this is not a recent phenomenon. In fact, interaction between the police and the Black community has been an issue of concern for over a century," says the Freedom Center.
Members of law enforcement will join experts from the Freedom Center for a candid conversation about the legacy of policing, the current challenges with policing and constructive solutions to improving the relationship between the police and community.
Panelists include Lt. Chantia Pearson from the Cincinnati Police Department, Sgt. Anthony Mitchell from CPD, Major Earl Price from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, historian Steve Kramer from the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum and Fred Gilmer, Cincinnati Police Academy instructor.
Get more information and register at freedomcenter.org.