Youth And Police To Share Perspectives, Seek Solutions Via Workshops Beginning July 13

Posted by knetzler on Jul 06, 2016

Through a collaborative partnership between the Memphis Police Department and the youth leadership non-profit BRIDGES, hundreds of 11th grade students from across the greater Memphis area will begin coalition-building discussions with law enforcement officers on Wednesday, July 13.

For the second consecutive year, Bridge Builders summer conference participants and MPD Officers will meet to at the University of Memphis to engage in facilitated discussions in small groups.

This dual mentorship experience, which draws on the unique expertise and experience of both parties, is designed to open pathways of communication, confront stereotypes, address issues of accountability and respect, explore root causes of violence and illegal activities, build trust, and chart pathways forward.

WHAT: Youth and Police Relations Community Action Workshops

WHEN: Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: The Bluff Room at U of M’s University Center, 499 University St., Memphis, TN 38111

To schedule media access, interviews, or photo/video opportunities during these workshops, email BRIDGES Director of Communications Kat Netzler or call 901.260.3714.