Workshop 5

"African American culture"

The Black Lives Matter movement is a societal reaction to disparities in the criminal justice system that have perpetuated  and caused social unrest.  Understanding the African American culture assists in effective communication and effective communication resolves many police encounters. This workshop on African American culture enhances understanding with the goal of  promoting skillful communication between police and civilians.

  • Participants engage in discussion about policing today’s African American neighborhoods
  • Exercises highlight effective communications skills in everyday situations, victim and witness encounters, public speaking, and critical incidents
  • Case studies emphasize the role of history in the relationship between African Americans and police
  • Summary discussion offers basic education about the origins and current status of the African American culture