Riot Police
Riot Police

The killings of unarmed black civilians by the police have sparked a nationwide conversation around race and police violence. What tools are in place for reimagining the role of law enforcement in our society?

On Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30pm, BRIC is pleased to present, Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing, a live-broadcast, town hall-style discussion around innovative ideas for ending police violence. The event, part of the BRIC TV initiative and in partnership with Open Society Foundations, will be hosted by BRIC TVSenior Correspondent Brian Vines.


Join community leaders, activists, police and scholars as they share ideas for finding solutions to the violence, tension and mistrust that exists between cops and the community.

WHAT:     Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing, a #BHeard Community Town Hall

WHO:        Moderator: Brian Vines, (Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV)

Opening Remarks:Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

                             Samuel Sinyangwe, Data Scientist at Campaign Zero
                             David Kennedy, Professor at John Jay Center for Criminal Justice
                             Carmen Dixon, Police Reform Organizer, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
                             Sergeant Edwin Raymond, NYPD
                             Mariame Kaba, Open Society Foundations Soros Justice Fellow

WHEN:         Wednesday, October 5, 7:30-9pm

WHERE:      BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn (Open to the public)

Be an active part of the conversation. Submit your question on Cops & Community on social media using #BHeard and they may be answered live during your broadcast.      

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