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Safety and Justice Dialogue: How Can We Reduce Violence

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Event Date: March 22, 2017 - 5:15 p.m.
Event Type: Invitation Only
Location: Integrated Sciences Complex, 1st Floor, Room 1400

A Public Voice: Deliberative Dialogue Forum
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Integrated Sciences Complex, 1st Floor, Room 1400

 

After falling steadily for decades, the rate of violent crime in the United States rose again in 2015 and 2016.

  • How should we ensure that Americans of every race and background are treated with respect and fairness? 
  • What should we do to ensure that the police have the support they need to fairly enforce the law? 
  • To what degree do racial and other forms of bias distort the justice system? 

Learn about deliberative dialogue and use the National Issue Forums Institute framework for citizens, offering three options for deliberation, each rooted in different, widely-shared concerns and different ways of looking at the problem.

1. ENFORCE THE LAW TOGETHER
   Expand policing while strengthening community-police partnerships.

2. APPLY THE LAW FAIRLY
   Remove injustices, reform inequities, and improve accountability.

3. DE-ESCALATE AND PREVENT VIOLENCE
   Address the causes of violence and take direct actions to disrupt conflict.

 

For more information and to RSVP to this event, contact at 617.287.4041 or Mette.Kreutzmann@umb.edu

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.