February 3, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

White Supremacy and Policing, Part II: Restorative Solutions to a Systemic Problem


ACS Northwestern co-sponsored ACLU Northwestern's second event on white supremacy and policing. Data shows that policing is not especially effective in reducing violence. Instead of combating violent crime, officers spend over 1/3 of their time responding to non-serious offenses. The United States’ dependence on police as first and last responders fuels racial injustice, harms families, and sows distrust. When will we finally decide to fully invest in an effective multi-pronged approach to public safety and community health?

Moderator: Prof. Sheila Bedi

Panelists:

·     John Franklin, 28-year veteran of CPD, Former Chief of Police, Co-author of Thin Blue Fault Line

·     Dr. Lauren Tucker, Founder of Do What Matters, Co-founder of Indivisible Chicago

·     Anthony Driver, Executive Board Member of The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression