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 Criminol 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/Washingon

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 parkinw@seattleu.edu. 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