The Community Conversation on Police & Community Relations Forum will be
held from 6:30PM until 8:30PM on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Holton Career
Resource Center, 401 North Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703.
event is designed to allow the residents of Durham to voice their
and to offer positive solutions for the improved relations between
community and law enforcement officials.
Angela Lee, the executive
director of the Hayti Heritage Center, will serve
as the moderator of a panel
discussion that will open the session. Lee will
guide an interactive
conversation between police officials, community
activists, and civic
leaders. I have been invited to represent the Civilian
Police Review Board.
Using a balanced approach to the discussion of multiple issues, the
will utilize the first 30 minutes of the program. Following the
dialogue, individual audience members will be asked to offer
solutions that would improve the overall relationship and the
between law enforcement and citizens.
The suggestions and
solutions offered will be received and documented for
improvements that can
make Durham a model city in the area of police and
The event is a collaborative venture between the Durham City
of County Commissioners, DPS Board of Education and the