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Policing Alternatives: Panel and Community Meeting
March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Students Against Private Police and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University will host a panel and community meeting to discuss alternatives to policing initiatives underway in Baltimore City, particularly current legislative proposals to establish a private armed police force at JHU. Featuring Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Safe Streets, Center for Urban Families, and others, this event will provide Hopkins faculty, staff, students and neighborhood residents the opportunity to hear from the leaders of progressive political and social movements serving Baltimore’s neediest communities and neighborhoods and pioneering innovative solutions to unemployment, mass incarceration, criminal justice reform and youth violence. Panelists will present their work for forty minutes total, followed by questions, testimonies, and conversation. Lawrence P. Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director of the Billie Holiday Project, will moderate.