Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Has Police Sexual Misconduct Escaped the #METOO Movement
Sponsored by: National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers
Activism in our city’s, our towns, and on our campuses and through social media has ushered in a new sense of awareness in America. Police leaders have had to review and update polices, provide training, and sharpen their awareness around the issues and behaviors driving conversations in their communities. The #MeToo movement raises awareness around the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in our society; to get women, and men, to raise their hands. In December 2017, Newsweek printed an article authored by Roger Goldman titled “HAS POLICE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ESCAPED THE #METOO MOVEMENT”? http://www.newsweek.com/metoo-ignore-police-sexual-misconduct-757033. The article’s opening paragraph reads: as victims of sexual assault from the entertainment industry, Silicon Valley, the news business and even the halls of Congress have begun to confront their abusers, at least one group has remained conspicuously silent. And it’s not for lack of numbers.
What is the role of law enforcement executives who have a duty to prevent sexual victimization, to ensure it is not perpetrated by their officers, and to take every step possible to ensure the safety and dignity of everyone in the community?”
This panel discussion, facilitated by NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Tracie Keesee, will examine this question through the lens of several female law enforcement officers. Deputy Commissioner Keesee will then facilitate a discussion on some of the key takeaways.
- Admission: Free
- Best Western Plus Hotel
- 201 Washington Ave
- North Haven
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