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In the wake of the tragic events of the recent past, ACMi is hosting an important event this Thursday, August 4 – a LIVE panel discussion exploring relations between police and the community, especially populations of color. The guest panel includes Arlington’s Chief of Police, Frederick Ryan, and several members of the community who will share their own particular experience and expertise in a respectful but candid exchange of views meant to promote further public conversation. This moderated conversation will look unflinchingly at the complicated and vexing issue of violence perpetrated by and against the police, and will address the broader issues of fear and (in)tolerance, both on a national level and right here in Arlington, which has not been immune to such incidents. This is a public conversation that absolutely HAS to happen, and ACMi is committed to playing its small part in moving that dialog forward.

The Panelists

Frederick Ryan, Arlington Chief of Police
Larissa Jeanniton, Pace University senior and Arlington resident
Rev. Mikel Satcher, PhD, Dean of Student Life – Andover Newton Theological School
Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed., professor of Cultural Media Studies and Arlington resident
LIVE Broadcast starts at 7 pm on ACMi’s Public channel
(Comcast 8, RCN 3, Verizon 31)
If you can’t see it live, look for re-airings on the Public channel
or find the full program On Demand on this website.