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Topic 3: Building Community Trust: Race, Policing and Community Trauma
Community of Practice conversations are designed to equip local stakeholders with tools to address disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and build strategic alliances helpful in creating sustainable solutions for ending homelessness.

On OCTOBER 22, please join Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore County Chief of Police Melissa Hyatt, CEO of Job Opportunities Task Force Caryn York and Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison for our upcoming Community of Practice on Homelessness conversation. Participants will include a cross-section of faith and community-based, education, business, health care, government, law enforcement and philanthropic leaders. The panel will be moderated by Kevin Lindamood, President and CEO of Health Care for the Homeless.

o This session will briefly assess and explain how structural inequities, bias and the lack of procedural justice in policing contribute to individual and community trauma and distrust
o We'll explore how we can create awareness around procedural justice and tangible tools to address our own biases and promote community healing
o Panelists will discuss the need to abandon “status quo/business as usual” systems, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in policing and to work towards community healing through community-based participation

Please note:
- This Community of Practice conversation is scheduled for 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Q&As will be sprinkled throughout the conversation, not held until the end.

Oct 22, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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