“#WhatHappenedtoSandraBland?” Devising Strategies for Accountability in Combatting this Epidemic
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc. & Black Greeks Speak
In partnership with: The NAACP Houston Branch, Houston Area Urban League, The TSU BJ-ML School of Public Affairs, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Department of Justice Community Relations Service, Southwest Region, Office of Senator Rodney Ellis, Texas Southern University Police Department, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Organizing Project, Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas ACLU
“#WhatHappenedtoSandraBland?” A Community Forum for Devising Strategies for Accountability in Combatting this Epidemic
This event is prompted by the epidemic of overly aggressive police contact with minorities resulting in injustice and too often death, as symbolized by the recent encounter by Sandra Bland with a Texas DPS Officer, the resulting arrest, and her subsequent death.
Some of the purposes of this forum are to:
t Devise strategies for proactive measures that will ensure that in the future such incidents are less common t Foster collaborations to formulate specific policy recommendations with definite timeframes for achieving the objectives t Devise mechanisms for highlighting incidents everywhere bringing a voice to each person injured--no matter who or where t Establish research priorities for issues needing further development t Receive public comment on prioritizing strategies and soliciting persons interested in further developing these strategies through future convenings of smaller workgroups.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by the criminal justice system we want to hear from you. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard! Join us!
Location: The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs McCoy Auditorium
Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St., Houston, Texas 77004
Marlon Smith, Black Greeks Speak; Tarsha Jackson, Texas Organizing Project; Professor Howard Henderson, TSU School of Public Affairs; Kim Milstead, Community Relations Services Southwest Region; Sarah Guidry, Earl Carl Institute Executive Director; DeWayne Charleston, Former Waller County Justice of the Peace; Deputy Chief Remon Green, TSU Police Department; Jeanette Harris, Choices with Jeanette
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EARL CARL INSTITUTE FOR LEGAL & SOCIAL POLICY, INC. (www.earlcarlinstitute.org)
The Earl Carl Institute works toward identifying potential implementable solutions to legal and social issues disproportionately impacting people of color. The Institute pursues, through both academic and grassroots efforts, opportunities to promote policy changes for the betterment of minority communities. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization exempt from taxation by the Internal Revenue Service.