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.
TOPICS & AREAS OF DISCUSSION
DATES & LOCATION
Each Session will be live streamed via Webinar and recordings of each webinar will be posted later to 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
Session 3 – March 27th at 6:30pm-8:00pm in 1101 Morrill Hall
Session 4 – The Week of April 16th in 1101 Morrill Hall