Policing and Health
August 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The American Public Health Association has declared that physical and psychological violence that is structurally mediated by the system of law enforcement results in deaths, injuries, trauma, and stress that disproportionately affect marginalized populations – communities of color, those with mental illness, disabilities, and others. These effects have been quantified through research and have recently been amplified in our community’s dialogue.
Please join ARCHI on Wednesday, August 19th 10:30-12pm for a discussion on the health effects of policing practices. Professors Alyasah “Ali” Sewell and Hannah Cooper from Emory University and Tommy Pearce from Neighborhood Nexus will share their research in this area. In addition, we will be joined by former Mayor Shirley Franklin and David Edwards, the departing CEO of Purpose Built Communities, who will reflect on work we need to do to reverse the disproportionate adverse impacts of policing on communities of color in Atlanta.
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