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Criminal Justice Legal Issues Forum: Strengthening Relationships and Bridging Gaps between Law Enforcement and Minority Communities, Friday, Sept 18th, 2015

Texas CBC Reception

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

45th Annual Legislation Conference
www.cbcfinc.org/ALC

HONORARY HOST: CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE

Presents Criminal Justice Legal Issues Forum: Strengthening Relationships and Bridging Gaps between Law Enforcement and Minority Communities

9:00AM-12:00PM
Friday, September 18, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room 146C
Washington, DC

*Breakfast will be provided*

Panel I
Minority Communities & Law Enforcement Agencies:
Building Better RElationsips and Safer Interactions

Moderator: Monique Dixon. Deputy Director of Policy and Senior Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Special Guest Speakers
William J. Bratton – Commissioner, New York City Police Department

Kenton Rainey – Chief of Police, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Charles Witherspoon – Former Detective, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

William “Billy” Murphy, Jr., Esq. – Murphy, Falcon & Murphy

Keith Alexander – Crime and Courts Reporter, Washington Post

Geneva Reed-Veal – Mother of Sandra Bland

Panel II

Minority Youth & Law Enforcement Agencies: BUILDING BETTER RELATIONSIPS AND SAFER INTERACTIONS

Moderator: Robert Jackson

Author/Consultant/Community Activist

Special Guest Speakers

Major Akil Hamm – Deputy Chief, Baltimore City School Police Force

Sgt. Anthony Turner – Houston Police Department, Teen & Police Service (TAPS) Academy

Stephanie Masquera – Youth Representative, Teen & Police Service (TAPS) Academy

Tiana Samuels – Youth Leader, Baltimore Inner Harbor Project

Malachi Knight – Citizenship Law-Related Education Program/Baltimore City Teen Court

Adrian Martin – ROTC Youth, McKinney, Texas

Martese Johnson – Student, University of Virginia

Jason Williamson, Esq. – Staff Attorney, ACLU-Criminal Justice Reform Project

Brittany Packnett – Executive Director, Teach for America/Campaign ZERO
Special Performance by Ahsan Watts

ALL ARE WELCOME!