May 25, 2018 –
Join Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for a day-long symposium that will explore the structural, institutional and societal shifts necessary to improve relations between local/federal law-enforcement agencies and communities of color in Western Massachusetts. The symposium will examine local initiatives that increase police accountability, highlight community alternatives to incarceration and restorative justice programs, identify continuing gaps, and explore opportunities to address them collaboratively. Rahsaan Hall, the director of the ACLU-MA racial justice program will be the keynote speaker. Panel presentations from activists and local law officials in local police departments and the Department of Justice will be followed by small group discussions and an exploration of best practices and next steps.
Friday, May 25th, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040