by Derek Major 912
Urban Specialists announced it will host a discussion on advancing police reforms.
According to a release, the Heal America Tour: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship & Humanity, will take place on July 29 at the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis. The discussion will be hosted by Urban Specialists CEO and Founder Bishop Omar Jahwar.
Urban Specialists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence and reviving urban culture, will convene local and national thought leaders, influencers, politicians, business owners, activists, and others from diverse arenas to contribute and help advance solutions.
The event will be held in partnership with Stand Together.
“The Minneapolis community is in need of healing and solutions following the tragic death of George Floyd. All sides must rally together around a defined call to action that examines racial injustices across our society and elevates viable solutions to improve police interactions in communities and beyond,” Bishop Omar said in the release. “We must stand united and seek justice, equality and fruitful productivity from each one to another.”
Panelists for the discussion include Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Minnesota Community Care CEO Ruben Moore, Larry Taylor, managing attorney of The Cochran Firm, and activists, police shooting survivors, and others.
Urban Specialists, which is headquartered in Dallas, launched the Heal America tour in 2019 to focus on turning grief and anger into positive action.
“The recent tragic killings in Minnesota and Georgia bring home the importance of the work needed to address the injustices holding people back,” Stand Together Vice President Evan Feinberg said. “Too many policies which disproportionately harm minority communities serve as unnecessary barriers. This event is about bringing a diverse group of people together to bridge divides and drive change on meaningful solutions to eliminate injustice by transforming policing policy.
“At the heart of this work is a commitment to equal rights and a belief in the inherent dignity of every person. Stand Together is proud to partner with Urban Specialists to elevate these solutions and drive change together,” Feinberg added.
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