Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks is the latest elected official to get involved in the Trayvon Martin case and she is doing so with a town hall. What are they going to talk about? Race relations.
RACE RELATIONS and the PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNITY
I would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion I am hosting on, “Race Relations and the Public Safety Community” on Thursday, April 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Charles Herbert Flowers High School.
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, I think we have an opportunity to address an issue that has long been a challenge in our county. I have heard from you loud and clear and I am very concerned about the divide that sometimes exists between our public safety team and those we serve. I know we must close this gap, but we cannot succeed without transparency and an honest dialog with you.
I will be joined on this panel by Police Chief Mark Magaw, Deputy Police Chief Craig Howard, Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo, Reverend Tony Lee and a representative from the Sheriff’s Office.
Michael Higginbotham, Dean of the University of Baltimore’s School of Law, has agreed to moderate this panel. In addition to his teaching in the area of race and the law, he has published several books and numerous articles concerning this same subject matter. I believe his expertise in this area will allow him to ask poignant questions and lead a spirited discussion that will begin the process of addressing the issues we face.
This event will be the kickoff to a series of smaller listening sessions we are going to host across the county in the coming months. The flyer below has all the details for this great event. I look forward to seeing you on April 26th.