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National Youth/Police Conference Examines Encounters Between African-American Youth and Police April 24, 25


Youth Police Conference Poster

Youth Police Conference Poster

National Crisis Prompts Discussion of How to Improve Safety of Neighborhoods, Youth, Police

Police Brutality against Blacks seen here using  dogs

Police Brutality against Blacks seen here using dogs

Police sics dog on unarmed non-violent black youth

Police sics dog on unarmed non-violent black youth







The Conference grows out of a four-year series of conversations with black youth on the South Side of Chicago. A collaboration between the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the Law School and the Invisible Institute, this ongoing project focuses on encounters between teenagers and police that take place daily in cities across the country. Conference panels will discuss such topics as: how youth and police see one another; how encounters with police impact youth and how they impact police; and, what can be done to improve these interactions, police policies and practices, community relations, accountability, and effectiveness in addressing violence.

The Youth/Police Conference will begin Friday afternoon, the 24th, and run through the afternoon on Saturday, the 25th. All sessions are open to the media. Background on the conference, including panel descriptions and speaker profiles can be found at: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/youth-police

Details on the Conference are below:

Date:     April, 24th, Opening remarks, Panel Discussions, 2-5:30 p.m.; Reception, 5:30p.m April 25th, Panel Discussion, 9 a.m.-3:45p.m.

Location: The University of Chicago Law School Auditorium, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL

RSVP: Rick Melcher, Melcher+Tucker Consultants, rmelcher@mtconsultants.com/312-795-3550

About The University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School was founded in 1902 with the objective of creating a new kind of  law school, professional in its purpose, but with a broader outlook than was then prevalent in the leading American law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America’s great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.

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