Welcome to the Police Brutality Teach-Out Live Town Hall. This public online learning experience was created in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the urgent need for wider public understanding of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. In The Police Brutality Teach-Out, learners develop greater understanding of the history and policies impacting police violence in the U.S., understand the demands of protesters, and gain the knowledge and tools to fight for change locally.
We’ve invited back four of our expert contributors to respond to your questions: Professor Angela Dillard from the University of Michigan, Professor R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy from New York University, Professor Barbara McQuade from the University of Michigan Law School, and Dr. Lisa Jackson, chair of the Ann Arbor Independent Police Community Oversight Commission. They will be responding to questions about the history, ongoing impact, and current contexts of police brutality in the United States collected from our Teach-Out learners and live from town hall participants!