Sunday, May 7, 2017

NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty to speak on Policing in Portland in Black and White on Saturday, May 13, at 1:30 PM

NAACP President Jo Ann Hardesty---Policing in Portland in Black and White

Ms. Hardesty will address the pressing issues of police reform as the city moves toward hiring a police chief, ensuring equal and just treatment for all people, and implementing the mandate to become a sanctuary city for our undocumented residents.

Ms. Hardesty is perhaps best known for her work on police accountability through her leadership on the Steering Committee of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform and as president of the NAACP Portland chapter. She was a state legislator representing District 19 in the 1990s. She is principal partner at Consult Hardesty, which focuses on increasing democracy in low-income communities and communities of color. Ms. Hardesty is an expert in eliminating barriers to advocacy, public policy deliberations and public policy improvements that create disparate outcomes in communities of color and low income communities. She is especially skilled in working with people where they are to teach skills that allow them to advocate for their own best interest, and has used these skills to organize communities to hold government and police accountable for unconstitutional practices that lead to community member’s death at the hands of Police Officers. Ms. Hardesty hosts Voices from the Edge, a Thursday morning public affairs program on KBOO 90.7 FM.

Waverly Heights Congregational Church
3300 SE Woodward St.
Portland, OR 97202

Date and time:
Saturday, May 13, 1:30 PM
Directions: Located at the corner of SE 33rd Ave & Woodward (south of SE Division) at 3300 SE Woodward St. Portland, OR 972


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