Racial Justice Conversations: Policing

Jun 18, 2020, 6:30 pm

Racial Justice and Policing
with Drs. David Parker and David Derezotes

Please join us for the first of six weekly community conversations on racial justice on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6:30pm.

In this 90 minute zoom community dialogue, facilitators Dr. Parker and Dr. Derezotes will first talk about the recent homicides of African Americans by police officers, the local and global protests in response to these homicides, and potential pathways for systemic transformation which would lead to racial healing. This conversation will be followed by a 60 minute community dialogue, open to all participants, where folx can talk with each other about these topics. Everyone is welcome!

About the facilitators:
Dr. David Parker is an educator, consultant, motivational artist and author of books for children. David's educational and professional background includes Social Work, Education and the Performing Arts. His Social Work perspective is at the foundation of his work. Each semester David co-teaches the Inclusive Dialogue class at the University of Utah. Dr. Parker served as Senior Advisor to the Chief of Police for Salt Lake City and Chairperson of the Civilian Advisory Board for Salt Lake City PD. He is the principal presenter for David Parker Consulting. Where he presents workshops, keynotes and coaching related to improving work culture. In his free time David enjoys attending Performing Arts events in Salt Lake City.

Dr. David Derezotes (Dr. Dave) is Professor, University of Utah, Chair of Mental Health, College of Social Work, Director of Peace & Conflict Studies, College of Humanities, Fellow, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Facilitator for President Watkin’s Anti-Racism Task Force, Chair of Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity SACD, and MUSE Professor, Undergraduate Studies. He has been facilitating dialogues on campus and in the local and regional communities for over 30 years. When he is not working, or on his KRCL Radio program, The Radical Middle, he can often be found wandering on the Colorado Plateau.

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More About Zoom
This conversation will be held online over a Zoom call, which will require a computer or phone with a microphone and camera. We request that all participants, if possible, utilize their video option for the duration of the conversation so we can connect face-to-face, as well as commit to attend for the entirety of the call. The link to the Zoom call will be emailed the day of the conversation to all those who signed up with the link above, along with instructions and tips for using Zoom. Subtitles can be available on the call if requested at least two days before the conversation.

*Sign-ups are now closed*

Online Program

Event Contact:

Caitlin McDonald