Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League
Branden Snyder, Executive Director, Detroit Action
Monica Galloway, Council President, City of Flint
Join us for a discussion on the future of public safety. Recent events and protests have ignited discussions across the country on how local communities can rethink how they invest in public safety and re-imagine our perspective on what makes a “safe community.” Detroit Action’s Executive Director, Branden Snyder, unpacks the history and context of the movement to #DefundthePolice and discusses what alternative safety models are available for local governments. Also, learn how the City of Flint has taken steps to implement a Black Lives Matter citizen-led police review board and resolutions to prohibit biased crime reporting and to recognize racism as a public health crisis.