Active Citizen Series - Deliberative Dialogue: Policing

Monday, September 26th, 2022 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm (ET)


In communities across the United States, people are rethinking police practices. The goal is to treat all people fairly while still enforcing the law. All Americans want to feel safe, both from crime and police misconduct. While the overall crime rate continues to decline, in 2020 alone FBI data showed a 30% increase in murders, and gun violence took nearly 20,000 American lives - the most in more than 20 years. Although federal, state, and local lawmakers have taken some steps to review policing policies and reform police departments, crucial decisions still have to be made. Making these decisions will require sustained focus and the involvement of community members, policymakers, and law enforcement professionals.

A Deliberative Dialogue is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to gather and exchange diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a challenge facing our society and to search for common ground for action.

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  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.

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