Symposium on Conscious Law Enforcement & Inclusive Practices
The SFJ Symposium is designed to bring law enforcement, academia, trauma experts, and social justice advocates together to partake in meaningful conversations.
This Symposium will take place virtually on April 8, 9,10, of 2021
Change Isn’t Easy, But It’s Necessary
The SFJ Symposium on Conscious Law Enforcement and Inclusive Practices (SCLE & IP) is just around the corner! Check out our full schedule and pick up your ticket today to ensure your spot is reserved. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inspiring event.
Our theme for 2021 is Change Isn't Easy, But It's Necessary. Our team decided on this topic due to the climate and the call for change across the country. In staying true to the mission of Strategies for Justice, we are looking to provide space for building strategies for justice by utilizing the power of stories as a foundation for reform. Recognizing this is not an easy task, but necessary is the first step to having meaningful conversations and push for reform.
What we mean by
Conscious Law Enforcement
We intended to take the first steps to develop a consciousness on how generational trauma impacts community and law enforcement relations by learning, engaging, and building a pathway towards healing.
What we mean by
We intend to take the second step to develop inclusive practices inside and outside of law enforcement by documenting our consciousness and engaging in teaching, research, and legislative change.
This event would not be possible without the generous dedication and contributions that we receive from our sponsors, as they play an integral role at our conference. If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact us at or visit our "Become a Sponsor" page.
Officer Nakia Jones
Thu, Apr 08- 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Being called for a time such as this, Officer Nakia Jones’ passionate and heartfelt outcry over the death of Alton Sterling and other young African American males went viral and took the nation by storm. As seen on BET, The Roland Martin Show, The Tom Joyner Show, and other media outlets across the country, Officer Jones has been vocal about her outrage over the actions taken by some of her fellow men in blue.
Lt. Edwin Raymond
Sat, Apr 10- 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST
A lieutenant serving Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, Edwin Raymond is the whistleblower and lead plaintiff in an ongoing, federal, class-action lawsuit that charges the NYPD with corrupt and discriminatory practices. Edwin provided damning evidence of the NYPD’s practice of Quota Policing which targets minority communities, and “uses black bodies to generate revenue.” The audio recording of his own performance evaluation revealed the department’s continued violation of a 2010 labor law that prohibits the NYPD from 1) issuing quotas for evaluating officer performance, and 2) penalizing officers who fail to meet quota.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:00 PM (EST)
Interactive sessions focusing on building consciousness in Law Enforcement.
Building consciousness in racial truth and reconciliation
Building consciousness in disability justice
Building consciousness in gender equity
8:00 PM (EST)
Guest Speaker, Nakia Jones
Saturday, April 10, 2021
10:00 AM (EST)
Open remarks with guest speaker, Lt. Edwin Raymond
11:30 AM (EST)
Interactive sessions focusing in on building inclusive practices within and outside of law enforcement.
Laws and Legalities
Misrepresentation of community policing
2:00 PM (EST)
Panel: From Whistleblowing to policy change
4:00 PM (EST)
Free Virtual Forums
- Mon, Jul 27SFJ Forum Series
- Mon, Jun 29SFJ Forum Series
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