Fw: Reminder: Reimagining Policing

Ruth Yarrow


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From: angela hopkins <angelaforestglenn@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 2:13 PM
Subject: Fw: Reminder: Reimagining Policing

On Friday, March 12, 2021, 11:24 AM, Community Faith Partners <letstalkunity@...> wrote:

MARCH 23, 2021 @ 7:00 PM ET
Reimagining Policing requires honest dialogue between law officers and the community. It cannot occur overnight, but change can and does occur when everyone comes to the table and is heard. Russell said, "So it takes all of us, all of us. And when I say community, I'm talking about everything that makes up a community..." Join us on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, for a candid discussion on Reimagining Policing. 
Lt. Colonel Melvin T. Russell is Chief of the Community Partnership Division, Baltimore Police Department. Russell joined The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) in 1979 as a police cadet and graduated from the BPD academy in 1981 as the first and only African American class valedictorian.
Russell worked both as a uniform patrol and then an undercover officer for 20 years before re-emerging as an Eastern District Lieutenant in 2007. In this position, Russell turned the worse midnight patrol shift in the city to the best in 3 months and was promoted to Major of the Eastern District 11 months later. It was during this time as Major that Russell created the non-profit “Transformation Team” (TTT), a grassroots organization of community shareholders that are committed to working together to make a better Baltimore.
In January 2013, Russell was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and created the Community Partnership Division.
View Russell's Ted talk. Melvin T. Russell Ted Talk.

Elijah Grubb is part of the leadership team at the Vineyard Church of Ithaca. Before moving to the Ithaca area, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an Arabic Linguist and subsequently completed degrees in Biblical Languages and Theology. He has been employed as a law enforcement officer since 2014, during which time he has served as a patrolman and most recently as a member of a full-time tactical team.
Cal Walker is an Alabama native and has lived in Ithaca, NY for over forty years.
He is a co-founder of the Village at Ithaca whose mission is to advocate for excellence and equity in Ithaca’s public schools. The organization has been recognized locally and statewide for its work in expanding educational opportunity, increasing access, and furthering the cause of social justice in the community.
Cal has been actively involved with many local organizations, including serving on several boards, chairing campaigns, and in various advisory roles. He served as a deacon at his church for nearly 30 years. Cal and Glenda have four biological children, six grands and, over the past 20 years, have welcomed 52 other children into their home as foster parents.