“An Inconvenient Cop” | Challenging The Organizational Culture of Policing In America

Thursday, February 22, 2024

7-8:30pm Eastern, 6-7:30 Central, 5-6:30 Mountain, 4-5:30 Pacific


Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Robin Alpern 
Director of Training
Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. 

In this very special event, Ret Police Lt Edwin Raymond and Leadership Psychology Specialist Darryl Aiken-Afam, MPS will bring to you both the hidden and disturbing daily practices of policing in New York City and throughout the country, along with the disturbing group psychological features that create, protect, and sustain these practices and the organizational culture of law enforcement as we know it in America. From the history of the Slave Patrols of the 1700’s, to lived personal first hand experiences right up to today, these two gentlemen will present the “must know '' information you need to help change policing for the better and reduce racism in America.

This live event will be recorded and archived for review by members of the Anti-Racist Community Network (ARCN).

Edwin Raymond is a recently retired police Lieutenant, activist and now author who was born and raised in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn to parents who migrated from Haiti. He joined the NYPD in 2008 after regularly facing discrimination at the hands of officers. In 2016 he became a whistleblower exposing discriminatory policies within the police department and became the lead plaintiff in the federal lawsuit Raymond v The City of New York. He’s since been featured in many articles, televised news platforms, television shows and the Emmy award winning documentary Crime+Punishment (Hulu). He published his memoir in October of 2023, An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight to Change Policing in America (Penguin Random House/Viking Books) and continues to be one of the nation’s leading voices on police and criminal justice matters. 

Darryl Aiken-Afam MPS, the creator of the Ambient Noise/Contact and Conversation racism reduction programs, is a practitioner of Taoist and Zen based meditation, yoga, and martial arts practices for over 30 years. He’s also a certified Zen Shiatsu practitioner, personal trainer and teacher Qi Gong. He’s worked with collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, as well as celebrities like Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. He holds an Associates degree in engineering, a Bachelors in general psychology and a Masters in Leadership Psychology, the latter two from Penn State University. Darryl has also lectured at The University of Illinois Chicago, Northwestern University, the Silver School of Social Work at NYU, Columbia University, and at Mount Sinai Hospital to professional therapists of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, on topics including holistic self-care, movement and energy in sports performance, organizational leadership psychology and mindfulness-based racism reduction.

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About the ARCN


We are building a pathway to the emerging anti-racist, multiracial society…


The Anti-Racist Community Network (ARCN) is a multiracial, anti-racist online community working to achieve racial justice and end white supremacy through activism and organizing. Our members want to be actively networking against racism and white supremacy. Through education and activism, we are working together for real and lasting societal change.


The Anti-Racist Community Network is owned and operated by the Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. Founded in 1995, we are known in anti-racist circles. Our operating philosophy for ARCN is to create a big tent. If you are comfortable working under our explicit expectation that you support racial justice and building anti-racist multiracial community, then you are welcome and we invite you to come.


Member Policy: We offer a free 30-day trial, and there are monthly and annual plans.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color may join the ARCN with a complimentary equity membership. 
White people who cannot afford the cost to join may apply for a scholarship. White people with the means to pay are asked to do so, and we also welcome People of Color who would like to support us in addition to your presence by enrolling in a paid membership plan.
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