Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM MST
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Missy Shackelford, Office Administrator 
Arizona Humanities/Desert Foothills Library 

The History of Police and Policing in the U.S. with Matthew Whitaker 

FRANK Talks - Community Conversations

Please join us for a Virtual Community Conversation hosted by Desert Foothills Library and sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

What is the history of policing in the U.S.? Where did police come from, and what was their role? How did police interact with communities in the past? How do police interact with communities now? Recent clashes between the police and the public have thrust the nation into a period of social unrest and violence not seen since the 1960s. The public has called for immediate and dramatic change. Do we still need the police? How do communities ensure public safety in the future for everyone? Participants will explore these questions in a safe, interactive discussion, that will help them understand and improve the relationship between the police and community.

Please be advised that FRANK Talks are private and may not be recorded or broadcast in any form. You understand these conditions for participation, and agree to hold harmless Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library.