Police-Community forum to be held at UMD
UMD will be presenting an opportunity for community members to discuss police and community relations on Tuesday, November 8.
“Hands-up: Police-Community Relations” will feature a panel of community leaders to discuss the topic as well as field questions from the audience. Doors open in Bohannon 90 at 5:00 p.m.
The event is in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men across the country, according to organizer Deborah Petersen-Perlman.
“Fortunately we haven’t been afflicted,” Petersen-Perlman said. “But it’s a good opportunity to open discussion.”
The board of presenters will include Duluth mayor Emily Larson, Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken, Jeremy Nevilles-Sorrell from Mending The Sacred Hoop and civil rights activist Kym Young.
The event is sponsored by The UMD Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights and the College of Liberal Arts Change Team.