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The “Race, Policing, and the Community” dialogue series consists of four panel discussions exploring important topics about the impact of race on policing in urban settings. These are virtual events open to all members of the Northeastern University community and the general public.

This series is being presented by the Center on Crime, Race, and Justice and its Community Advisory Board. It is being co-sponsored by Youth and Police Partnership, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Fall 2022

Historical Injustices and Present-Day Policing

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:30-5:00 pm

Inaugural Presenter:

Margaret Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project


  • Dr. Branville G. Bard, Jr., Police Commissioner, Cambridge Police Department
  • Dr. Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Co- Moderators:

  • Mr. Sam Williams, IRJ Community Advisory Board Co-Chair
  • Dr. Jack McDevitt, Director, Institute on Race and Justice

Race and School Police Relations

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:30 -5:00 pm

Panelist Presenter:

  • Lisa Thurau, Executive Director of Strategies for Youth: Connecting Cops with Kids


  • Ms. Lucinda Mills, MSW. District Social Worker at Boston Public Schools
  • Ms. Roxanne Longoria, Director of Youth Homelessness Initiatives, Mayor’s Office of Health and Human Services

Co- Moderators:

  • Maddrey Goode, Director of Mass Hire, Boston Career Center, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries & Co Chair of IRJ Community Advisory Board
  • Dr. Jack McDevitt, Director, Institute on Race and Justice

Spring 2021

Race and Youth Police Partnerships

Tuesday, February 23, 2020 3:30-5:00 pm

Event description TBD.

Impact of Race and Immigration on Policing

Tuesday, April 27, 2020 3:30-6:00 pm

Event description TBD.