Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing

Police killings of unarmed black civilians have sparked a nationwide conversation about race and police violence. What innovations can help us think differently about the role law enforcement plays in our society?

On Wednesday, October 5, BRIC, a nonprofit producer of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, NY, 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 this important dialogue.


  • Jumaane D. Williams is a New York City council member for District 45.
  • Graham Weatherspoon is a retired New York Police Department detective.
  • Samuel Sinyangwe is a data scientist with Campaign Zero.
  • Carmen Dixon is a police reform organizer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
  • David Kennedy is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • Mariame Kaba is a Soros Justice Fellow.
  • Brian Vines (moderator) is a BRIC TV senior correspondent.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to attend.

Date: October 5, 2016
Time: 7:309:00 p.m.

BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217