Police Brutality - What we Need to Do to End It

Start: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

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Thursday June 11th at 6 p.m. on zoom. we will be hosting a panel with community leaders and activists to discuss the rampant problem of police brutality against black and brown folks in our country. Topics will include the systems that allow racism and injustice to thrive, the need for major criminal justice reform, and concrete steps that can be taken to center our policies in justice and racial equity.

We have seen for far too long that police are using excessive force against and killing innocent black men and women. Now they have turned to injuring peaceful protesters and this must end now. We need to come together to stand up for justice and demand accountability. We cannot allow one more person of color to be killed at the hands of police. The walls of hatred, oppression, and racism must be torn down to rid the extreme inequalities we are seeing every day.

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Panelists:

Steffen Gillom - President and Founder of the Windham County Vermont Branch of the NAACP. Conflict Resolution specialist, professional mediator, diversity consultant, TESOL educator and much more

Representative Kevin "Coach" Christie - Kevin "Coach" Christie has served on the Vermont Human Rights Commission, Boys & Girls Club, Nat. Rep. AVA Resolutions Comm., and Hartford Housing Authority among many others. He currently serves as House Representative for Windsor-4-2.

Hartford Selectboard member Alicia Barrow - Alicia Barrow has been active in community organizing for health and human rights and for over a decade served on panels for homelessness, poverty and food security.

Cedric Harrison - Founder, Support The Port - Cedric Harrison is the founder of Support the Port which works with communities in Wilmington, NC affected by institutional racism. Starting with the massacre of 1898, and continuing through to political gerrymandering of today .

Jamecia Gray - Electoral Justice League co-leader, Movement for Black Lives - Jamecia Gray currently resides in South Florida where she organizes with the Dream Defenders, BYP100, and co-leads the Electoral Justice League as well as the Movement for Black Lives.

Delthea Simmons - Poet and Activist - Delthea Simmons is a published author, spoken word artist, poet, screenwriter, playwright, actress, activist and professional outside agitator.


Event by
Brenda Siegel
Brattleboro Town of, Vermont