Dallas Holocaust Museum To Host Discussion about Law Enforcement and Communities of Color

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will host a discussion with expert panelists about the relationship between DFW law enforcement and communities of color on October 10th at 7 pm.

Following the recent trial of ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will moderate a panel to discuss the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color, including issues like racial profiling, community policing, and how to build trust between these groups, as part of the Museum’s Civil Discourse Series.

The event will be moderated by Dallas Morning News reporter Cassandra Jaramillo, and will include panelists like Will D. Johnson, the current police chief of the Arligntion Police Department; Sara Mokuria, the co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality; Avery Moore, the assistant chief of the Dallas Police Department; and Dr. Brian Williams, a trauma surgeon and former chair of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board.

“The Civil Discourse Series presents multiple sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum convenes a panel of subject matter experts” said President and CEO of the Museum, Mary Pat Higgins.

The Civil Discourse Series is presented by the Meadows Foundation with community partners including ADL – Anti-Defamation League Texoma, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dallas, Interfaith Family Services, Refugee Services of Texas – Dallas, Resource Center, SMU Human Rights Program, Salvation Army of North Texas, and Legacy Senior Communities.

“We especially would welcome SMU students to join us for our October 10th Civil Discourse Series program, ‘Law Enforcement and Communities of Color DFW’,” said Higgins. The event will not have an admission fee, but the museum encourages SMU students to register online prior to coming to the event.