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Building Relationships between Our Community and the Police, A Community Forum with Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh

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October 1, 2016

Facilitated by Keyedrya Jacobs & Robert Tobin

According to RJR organizers Gloria Matlock and Sherrill Hogen, “In light of recent events locally and nationally, the intention of the program is to assure Black and Brown people in the community that they can expect fair treatment and that they will not be targeted or shot.”

Further goals of the program are:

  1. That the police become aware of the level of fear that Black and Brown people have
  2. That the community can learn what training and ongoing support the police receive re: profiling, cultural competency, racism
  3. To develop a stronger positive relationship between the community and the police.

A series of questions developed by the community prior to the program will be the basis for the conversation and there will be a time for general questions as well.

Watch the Video


Article in Greenfield Recorder

Video on Channel 22 News

Our programs are supported in part by grants from these Local Cultural Councils: Amherst, Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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