AIR Equity Initiative Roundtable Series – Building Bridges to Equity: Data-Informed Approaches to Cultivate Peaceful Communities

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Baltimore police officer and community member

Public safety is essential to a thriving community—influencing our life opportunities, health, and well-being. Yet communities across the nation are grappling with complex issues as they seek to improve public safety.

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

With policing central to these discussions, the AIR Equity Initiative is hosting a two-part roundtable series to explore data-informed efforts to enhance equitable public safety experiences—especially for those affected by the harms of historic racial and social inequities.

Register below for the fifth in our series of roundtable discussions focused on building bridges to equity.

Join us as researchers, practitioners, law enforcement, community stakeholders, and policy advocates discuss their work to create peaceful, thriving communities for all. This two-part discussion explores efforts to (1) reimagine public safety and (2) reform policing, while considering the tensions that exist within both approaches. Participants will leave with an enhanced sense of urgency and commitment to cultivating equity in public safety and policing within their sphere of influence.

Host

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Shakira Munden

Shakira Munden
Senior Program Officer
AIR Equity Initiative

Moderator

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Nicholas Sensley

Nicholas Sensley
Founder and CEO
Institute for American Police Reform


 

Panel 2: Research, Investment, Strategy, and Responsibility to Community in Policing

Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Part two of this justice roundtable will delve into policing, with the goal of bridging the divide between the socio-historical experiences of communities and public safety goals. The panel will explore the roles of partnership, investment, research evidence, and practice in the journey to create equitable, thriving communities for all.
 

Panelists

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Nancy E. Cantor, Ph.D., AIR Board Member

Nancy Cantor
AIR Board of Directors
Chancellor, Rutgers University, Newark

 

 

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Philip Goff

Philip Goff
Co-founder and CEO, Center for Policing Equity
Professor of African American Studies and Psychology, Yale University

 

 

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Iliana Pujol

Iliana Pujols
Policy Director, Connecticut Justice Alliance
American Youth Policy Forum

 

 

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Ta-Tanisha Wallace

Ta-Tanisha Wallace
Director of Research
National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

 


Panel 1: Diversity, Dignity, and Data in Public Safety Systems

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Part one of this two-part justice roundtable fostered a deeper understanding of the possibilities for cultivating peaceful communities. Panelists representing diverse perspectives discussed the role of data and dignity in the current state of public safety systems and envisioned data-informed public safety approaches that more equitably respond to the needs of every community.

 

 

Panelists

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Ron Huberman

Ron Huberman
CEO and Co-founder, Benchmark Analytics


 

 

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Rashawn Ray

Rashawn Ray
AIR Institute Fellow
Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland

 

 

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Candace Hester
Principal Researcher, AIR

 

 

Event Information

December 8, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Contact
Shakira Munden
Senior Program Officer, AIR Equity Initiative

First Panel

November 17, 2022
 

Location

Online