AFF-Detroit Discusses Police Reform vs. Defunding (Virtual)
July 21, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Recently, there have been increased calls to either reform or defund police departments across the United States. What are the differences between reforming and defunding? What would change look like, and how can it be implemented?
Join us on Tuesday, July 21 for a timely, candid discussion on this important question: should we reform or defund the police?
This event will take place on Zoom. Please register to receive the access link!
Read about the speakers below!
Detroit Police Chief James Craig came to Detroit after serving in the same post in the Cincinnati Police Department for two years. Previously, he spent two years as chief of the Portland Police Department in Maine. A native Detroiter, Chief Craig started his police career here in the City in 1977. After a downsizing of the Detroit Police Department, he joined the Los Angeles police force and remained there for 28 years.
Guest Speaker: Amanda Burgess-Proctor serves as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Oakland University, is an expert in feminist criminology, gender-based violence including intimate partner abuse and sexual assault, and crime and drug control policy. Her research been published in numerous academic journals including Criminal Justice & Behavior, Justice Quarterly, and Violence Against Women. She is co-founder of the Violence & Abuse Resource Consortium at Oakland University, and in that capacity works with several community anti-violence agencies. Burgess-Proctor received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Grand Valley State University.
Moderator: Brandon Brice serves as Chapter Leader for the America’s Future Foundation of Detroit. Brandon has worked on Capitol Hill in the Office of former U.S. Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. Brandon later was appointed as Director of Education Affairs in the Office of former New Jersey Governor, Hon. Chris J. Christie. Brandon has given lectures at Princeton University, the Baltimore Harbor League, the National Black Law Students Association, and the Hamilton Society. Brandon serves as Board President for Advantage Health of Detroit and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute, Leadership Detroit and the Michigan Political Leadership Program.