Ethics in Action NYC series: Police-Community Relations

April 13, 2017 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)

New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC),
2 West 64th Street,
New York, NY 10023

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About the Event

One of the most important ethical challenges facing our country and city today is the breakdown of trust between law enforcement and the broader community. The mutual trust of the citizenry and the police force constitute a vital underpinning of social stability, safety, and the wellbeing of the citizenry. Hence it is especially important to dialogue on this important issue and to identify the values that could form the basis of a moral consensus to support the common good.

At 6:40pm, New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill will give a short address on his community policing initiative. Following the commissioner’s address, at 7pm, Professor Jeffrey Sachs will moderate a panel discussion on the ethical dimension of police-community relations with the following people:

Robert Gangi
Director, Police Reform Organizing Project

Kassandra Frederique
New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Christopher Dunn
Associate Legal Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

This event is free. Following the discussion, you will have a chance to ask questions of the panelists.

(Feature photo by A. Owen.)