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:
That the police become aware of the level of fear that Black and Brown people have
That the community can learn what training and ongoing support the police receive re: profiling, cultural competency, racism
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.