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Wednesday, September 15, 7pm, this on-line event requires advance registration

What do you and your Central Ohio neighbors think and believe about our criminal justice system? Do we trust law enforcement? Can we believe in one another? How do we achieve positive change?

Explore these and other critical issues through a special forum on Wednesday, September 15, starting at 7pm, streaming virtually from partner WBNS at the Lincoln Theatre, as the Columbus Urban League and YWCA Columbus host a critical community conversation in conjunction with the National Urban League (NUL). Note: the event is now 100% virtual.

This event, the first of three to be held across the country, focuses on the first pillar in NUL’s 21 Pillars: A Comprehensive Framework for Redefining Public Safety. This cornerstone calls for community collaboration to build a restorative system and re-envision public safety in an equitable and just way — an issue highly relevant to Columbus right now.

What signs will tell us that our system is equitable, just and restorative? These and related questions will be asked and answered, by national experts, local leaders, and you.

Hear from national expert Dr. Cedric Alexander, a regular commentator on MSNBC with more than 40 years in law enforcement, along with Jerika Richardson, Senior Vice President for Equitable Justice and Strategic Initiatives at the National Urban League.


• Columbus Chief of Police Elaine Bryant

• Trinity Baptist Church Pastor Victor Davis

• Civilian Review Board Chair Janet Jackson

• Civil Rights Attorney Sean Walton

WBNS 10TV Anchor Andrew Kinsey will moderate the “panel discussion” portion of this event.

RSVP for this event by using this link.

Hosted by Columbus Urban League.

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