#ARSV2021

Keynote: When BIPOC Communities are harmed by the systems design to serve and protect them

17 Mar 2021
4:15 pm

Keynote: When BIPOC Communities are harmed by the systems design to serve and protect them

Session Description

This session will speak to the inequities that Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) experience in their local communities at the hands of the police. Systems whose policies and laws were never created to be fairly implemented with BIPOC and allow too much room for bias. Specifically, this session will unpack Ms. Young’s personal experience of how this system continues to fail BIPOC and leave behind a trail of trauma, hurt, and distrust in our communities, as relates to police and the criminal justice system. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own negative experiences or reflect on why they have never had a negative experience with police.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine what it means to live the experience

  2. Bring awareness to the frequency of trauma-related experiences from police departments

  3. How to take action and get involved