The city is hosting a discussion about race, social justice and policing January 28 at the Garfield Community Center.
The discussion, titled “Race: The Power of an Illusion” will check in on SPD’s practices and the city’s Race and Social Justice Initiatives. It starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3. Those interested in attended should RSVP by January 20 by contacting Maggie Olsen at [email protected] or (206) 684-8672.
The city’s sponsored event comes a couple weeks after a planned protest against police misconduct January 14 at 23rd and Union.
The city event flier:
The following additional description of the January 28 event is from the event organizer:
The Saturday, January 28th, Race: The Power of an Illusion community training is being held because there is great interest in the specific training police are given around race related issues. It is a follow up to the 2011 community presentation regarding the Perspectives On Profiling training that all police personnel received in 2011.
The Race: The Power of an Illusion community training will give you a very good overview of the training police will receive in 2012. Race: the Power of an Illusion is a video and this video and facilitated discussion are the ‘RSJI (Race and Social Justice Initiative) basic training’ for all City employees. The Race: The Power of an Illusion training uses the three-part PBS video series about race, power and privilege to examine historical and present-day causes of racial disparities.
The trainers will be Julie Nelson, Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Glenn Harris, Race and Social Justice Initiative Manager for the City, and SPD Race and Social Justice Initiative Change Team members.
RSVP by Friday January 20, 2012
Contact: Maggie Olsen at [email protected] or call (206) 684-8672.
Please spread the word about this training.
I have missed your deadline. I am a resident of Queen Anne, am 69 years old and a member of Occupy Seattle. I with I had known it was going to happen. I am very interested in this, and the relationship of the SPD with the community.
May I attend?
Contact Maggie Olsen at [email protected] or (206) 684-8672 and ask. I would be surprised if you couldn’t, but who knows.