Events

PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROGRESS:

A LISTENING TOUR OF WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY

NOVEMBER 5, 2020

5:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m. EST

This event is fully VIRTUAL.

A moderated discussion with community members, elected officials and local law enforcement.

Western Wayne County NAACP, local police and elected leaders invite your participation in an initial discussion among members of the Western Wayne community. Using a “fishbowl” discussion format, an opportunity to share and listen will begin our efforts in advancing the progress in our community. Fishbowl discussions are strategic in allowing participants to engage with each other. The discussion will be moderated by an independent facilitator. Following registration, you will be contacted by the facilitator to provide questions and topics that you would like to discuss during the listening tour.

The goal is for community members to be able to ask police and elected officials questions, share stories and offer ideas for solutions and change. Community members who register can submit proposed questions and/or statements in advance. The Listening Tour meetings are an extension of ongoing discussions that recently began between Western Wayne police chiefs and the Western Wayne County NAACP.

“We realized that for far too long, many members of the community felt like they have not been heard by the elected officials and law enforcement in their communities. The recent killing of unarmed Black people and the resulting global protest says it is time to do something different,” said Gina Wilson Steward, Western Wayne County NAACP President.

The event will be moderated by Daicia Price, LMSW, a member of the Detroit-Wayne County Crisis Intervention Team, which supports collaborative efforts to sustain more effective interactions between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Partnerships for Progress events will be virtual until further notice. A link to stream will be sent to all registrants and posted on the CWW facebook page and website.

You can register here.