Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose will join other comma city and law enforcement leaders in “A Critical Conversation About Race and Policing” on Monday, September 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theater. The center is located at 1 Center Street in downtown Newark.
The discussion will focus on the national wave of fatal police shootings and the violence that followed, and steps that can transform the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve, to reduce police shootings and improve law enforcement through police/community collaboration.
The moderated discussion is being hosted by Sandra King, Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of “Due Process,” and is facilitated by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and its President and CEO, Ryan P. Haygood. Other panelists include:
· New Jersey Institute for Social Justice Vice President LaShawn Y. Warren
· American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Attorney Portia Allen-Kyle
· Rutgers School of Criminal Justice Dean Rod Brunson
· Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Chair LaKeesha Eure
· Paterson Black Lives Matter Lead Organizer Zellie Imani
· Newark Celebration 350 Chair and Newark Abbott Leadership Institute Director Junius Williams
· Newark Police Division Federal Monitor Peter Harvey
The event is free, but seating is limited. Reservations must be made in advance at njpac.org/movingforward, at the NJPAC Box Office, or by calling 1-888-MY-NJPAC.
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