The Legacy of Race and Policing
Seeking to encourage and host conversations about differences and complex social issues, and in response to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ call for public programming on the legacy of race in the United States, the Free Library is hosting this panel discussion. Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University, will moderate the discussion between Andrea Ritchie, attorney and activist; Andrea Custis, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Urban League; Councilman Curtis Jones of Philadelphia’s 4th District; and Kevin Bethel, Stoneleigh Fellow and former Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. Participants will have the opportunity to engage the panel with questions.
Supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, this event has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.