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Sherrilyn Ifill Among Experts Advancing Solutions for Healing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at America Healing Conference

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Healing Relationships between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color

A Livestreamed Plenary Panel at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing Conference


In light of recent events in Baltimore, Ferguson and cities around the country, there is an elevated level of distrust between many communities and police departments. Trust between law enforcement and the people they serve is integral to creating safe places where children and families can thrive. Hear from civil rights and social justice leaders about racial healing after Ferguson, how to move forward to prevent future crises and specifically ideas for rebuilding relationships between law enforcement and communities of color.



  • Jeffrey Blackwell, chief of police, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Melanca Clark, chief of staff, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) , U.S. Department of Justice
  • Rachel Godsil, director of research, Perception Institute
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
  • Joseph Scantlebury, vice president for program strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Moderator: Mary C. Curtis, award-winning multimedia journalist