Protest & Policing Event

Sharing Perspectives: Protest & Policing in the United States

Seattle University's Criminal Justice Department, along with other members of the Seattle community, met on October 11th, 2016 for a discussion of issues related to:

  • the Black Lives Matter movement
  • police use of deadly force
  • citizen violence against law enforcement
  • disparate criminal justice outcomes for minority communities
  • police as guardians
  • pathways forward for community restoration and healing
  • and more

This event incorporated multiple perspectives from community members, law enforcement, and Seattle University faculty.

Where: Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University Campus

When:  Tuesday, October 11th, 2016; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Speakers: Members of Seattle community


Featured guest speakers included:

Jorge Reyes Alvarez Delcastillo -- Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Department of Psychology

Rex Caldwell -- Operations Division Manager, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy

Felicia Cross -- Chair, Seattle Police Department's African American Community Advisory Committee

Gerald Hankerson -- President, NAACP - Seattle-King County and NAACP-State Conference Alaska/Oregon/Washington

Matthew Hickman -- Faculty, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice

Les Liggins -- Captain, Seattle Police Department

James McCarty -- Seattle University Campus Minister for Social Justice; Adjunct Faculty, School of Theology & Ministry

Al O'Brien -- Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice; Washington State House of Representatives

Stephen Rice -- Faculty, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice

Kshama Sawant -- Councilmember District 3, Seattle City Council

Cynthia Softli -- President, Black Law Enforcement Association of America (BLEAW), Community Corrections Officer, WA Department of Corrections

Perry Tarrant -- Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department

Andre Taylor -- Chairman, Not This Time

John Vinson -- Chief, University of Washington Police Department; Adjunct Faculty Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice


Please email questions you have about these topics to SU students curated the questions submitted and posed selected questions to the panel of speakers.

Sponsored by The Department of Criminal Justice & The Wismer Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion