Reunite to Reform: A Discussion on the Future of Policing in America
On May 27, UnidosUS and the NAACP hosted the virtual town hall, “Reunite to Reform: A Discussion on the Future of Policing in America,” which provided a deep dive into Black and Brown communities complex relationship to policing and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Special thanks to Representative Karen Bass (D-CA 37th District), Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL 4th District), and Miami’s Chief of Police Art Acevedo.
This important conversation, hosted jointly with the NAACP, also focused on recent reform efforts, such as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The town hall also presented a new factsheet from the Raza Database Project, which explains, through its analysis, that deaths of people of color by law enforcement are severely undercounted. As we continue to push for true racial equity in the United States, solidarity between people of color and in-depth research will continue to be important.