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MPR News Spotlight on The Future of Policing
Spotlight on the Future of Policing is part of a series of convenings MPR is committed to leading over the next year to bring awareness, dialogue and potential solutions to Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities -- in education, health, economic opportunities and many other areas. Through conversations with community leaders that are shaped by our curious, engaged audience, MPR hopes to encourage new connections and relationships that will help Minnesota communities make progress toward equity and inclusion.

The Aug. 26 virtual event, hosted by MPR News reporter Brandt Williams, will focus in on the conversations many communities are having about what policing should look like following George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis and how far to go with changes to the system. The guests will discuss what role police departments and officers should play in communities -- especially where Black and Indigenous people and people of color have been disproportionately impacted -- and how all communities can provide public safety to their residents while helping dismantle racism.

We want you to help shape this conversation. How does the role police departments and officers play in your community need to change? Pass along a question or comment as you register, or leave us a voice message at 651-290-1287 that we could play during the event. Be sure to include your first name and city of residence.

As you prepare to join us, check out Spotlight on Black Trauma and Policing, a Call to Mind event hosted by MPR’s Angela Davis to amplify Minnesota's Black community in a dialogue about how the killing of George Floyd is a recent, high-profile example of historic racial injustice and ongoing cultural trauma. Learn more about the event and MPR's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health at calltomindnow.org.

Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Brandt Williams, MPR News
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