NAACP, UnidosUS Unite to Host Town Hall on Policing in America

WASHINGTON, DC— On Thursday, May 27, 2021, NAACP and Unidos will Host “Reunite to Reform” (FPO), a joint town hall on policing in America. Panelists for the town hall include Janet Murguía, president and CEO, UnidosUS; Congresswoman Karen Bass, U.S. Representative for California; Derrick Johnson, president, and CEO, NAACP; Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy” García, U.S. Representative for Illinois’; and Art Acevedo, Miami Police Commissioner.’

“The growing conversation about the role of policing in this country is essential to the strength and progression of our nation,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP. “As we witnessed over the last several years, a call for accountability, transparency, and responsible policing has reached a fever pitch — now is the time to discuss what policing in America looks like for the future.”

“The over-policing of our communities has long been a burden for both the Black and Latino communities and at greatest risk are our young men and boys, like the recent shooting of a 13-year-old boy, Adam Toledo, in Chicago. This town hall is both an opportunity to spotlight the policing crisis affecting our communities and a call to action to continue our work together on a long-overdue systemic solution,” said UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía.

The event will be hosted LIVE on on NAACP and UnidosUS pages. Callers can also participate via interactive toll-free conference call. To join via phone, dial (312) 626-6799 and enter 92174993294#. Join the conversation on social media by following @NAACP@weareunidosus.

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