#BHeard Town Halls /

Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing


Oct 5, 2016 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM




BRIC House Ballroom
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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The killings of unarmed black civilians by the police have sparked a nationwide conversation around race and police violence. What innovations are underway that can help us think differently about the role of law enforcement in our society? Join community leaders, activists, police and scholars as they share ideas for finding solutions to the violence, tension and mistrust that exists between cops and the community. 

On Wednesday October 5th at 7:30pm BRIC will bring together community leaders, activists, police and scholars to create a new blueprint for finding solutions to the violence, tension and mistrust that exists between cops and the community. Join  BRIC TV Senior Correspondent Brian Vines in person, on TV or online for a powerful dialogue.  This is your chance to #BHeard and be part of creating a solution.

Opening remarks by Borough President Eric Adams.

Brian Vines, (Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV)


Jumaane D. Williams, Council Member District 45

David Kennedy, Director at the National Network for Safe Communities, at John Jay College

Samuel SinyangweData Scientist at Campaign Zero

Carmen Dixon, Police Reform Organizer at NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Mariame Kaba, Open Society Foundations Soros Justice Fellow 

Graham Weatherspoon, Retired NYPD Detective 

Town hall will include segments of Fit the Description, a short film series featuring intimate conversations between black male officers and civilians, aimed at healing and reframing police and community relations. Fit the Description is powered by Project Inkblot and Humbleriot. 


Venue Information:

A flexible performance space that accomodates a wide variety of configurations and performance styles. Located on the first floor of BRIC House. 

For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 877-987-6487.

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