Staying Safe This Summer
Monday, June 15, 2020—The Mohawk Valley Frontiers, Jr. Frontiers, and Jr. Frontiers Alumni Impact Coalition would like to invite the SANY student body to be part of a virtual Town Hall meeting that will be educational and possibly a lifesaving event to address relationships between Law Enforcement personnel and students of color. This is a collective effort in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. The projected date and time are Monday, June 15, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 am.
With the senseless murder of George Floyd and other recent injustices against Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper, and Breonna Taylor to name a few, this event is considered timely and critical for the safety of our youth given the end of the school year, start of the summer months, and increased frustrations and anger. This virtual event will be facilitated by members of the Frontier Organization and the guest panelists will include Officers of color who are in command and have authority over Law Enforcement personnel.
The purpose of the Town Hall is threefold:
1) To allow children of color to see Black people (people of color) who are in Law Enforcement, let them know that Law Enforcement and its mission can become community friendly with communities of color, and the two can find a way to work for the benefit of the students.
2) To address the fears and frustration of students about being a target for unnecessary police action against them.
3) To have the Officers give tips and advice on how students can conduct themselves when they are stopped or pulled over by Law Enforcement and ultimately get home safe.
Monday, June 15, 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 81360811004