Engaging in Current Events as Criminologists (ECEC) Lecture Series
Engaging in Current Events as Criminologists (ECEC) is a student-led lecture series focused on Police-Community Relations in Marginalized Neighborhoods, and within that broad topic we will be concentrating locally on Baltimore. ECEC will take place over four evenings throughout February, March, and April, with each session building on the previous. The speaker series brings together multiple perspectives on police-community relations, informing the process of conducting police-relevant research, and disseminating that research to policy makers. That is, connecting what is happening in the real world with practical considerations at each stage in the research process.
ECEC SESSION ONE GUEST SPEAKER: DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson is a Baltimore-based, civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity, and justice. DeRay is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero and OurStates.org. He has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy makers with commonsense policies to ensure equity. He has become a key voice in the effort to confront the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of black and other minority populations. DeRay was named as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2015 and as one of the 30 Most Important People On The Internet by Time Magazine in 2016.
ECEC SESSION TWO GUEST SPEAKER: Chief David Mitchell
The law enforcement career of David B. Mitchell spans four decades. His career began in 1971 as a Police Officer in Prince George’s County Maryland. He worked his way up the ranks and in 1990 was appointed Chief of Police. For the next five years he led the 38th largest police department in the nation. In 1995, Dave was appointed to the Governor’s Cabinet the Superintendent of the Maryland State Police. As Superintendent, he led the seventh largest state police department in the nation for eight years including during the 9-11 attacks in 2001 and the D.C. Sniper case in 2003. After retiring from the state police, Dave served a five-year term as the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security in Delaware. Today, Chief Mitchell serves as the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for the University of Maryland College Park Campus.
TOPICS & AREAS OF DISCUSSION
DATES & LOCATION
Each Session will be live streamed via Webinar and recordings of each webinar will be posted on this page. The Dates and locations for each session are below. To view recordings WebEx will prompt you to download the extension - this is normal.
Session 1 – February 6th at 6:30pm-8:00pm in 1101 Morrill Hall. View the recording
Session 2 – February 27th at 6:30pm-8:00pm in 1101 Morrill Hall. RSVP; Webinar
Session 3 – March 27th at 6:30pm-8:00pm in 1101 Morrill Hall.
Session 4 – The Week of April 16th in 1101 Morrill Hall.