Well Past Due: A Conversation Between NorthwestArkansas Police Departments and the Black Community
A Virtual Event Hosted by the NWA NAACP with Local Law Enforcement Officials
Representatives from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the Bentonville Police Department, Centerton Police Department and the Fayetteville Police Department have partnered with the NWA NAACP for this event. The event will be moderated by Shaun Mayo and hosted by the NWA NAACP in partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Omicron Zeta Lambda Chapter.
The Northwest Arkansas NAACP will host a [virtual] conversation with local enforcement in order to discuss openly what has been the past relationship to and between BIPOC individuals with our local police department. This event will serve to provide constructive dialogue and transparency between law enforcement and its community members. The hope for this space is to spark on-going conversation for how to engage safely and respectfully with law enforcement locally.
Monday, May 17th at 7 p.m.
Researchers Edward, Lee, and Espisito assert that Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police in their lifetime than their white counterparts. The Northwest Arkansas chapter of the NAACP hopes to engage in dialogue around safety, transparency and connectedness between the BIPOC community and local law enforcement in the Northwest Arkansas area to build trust and ensure the safety of all community members.
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