Motley Speaker Series | Policing and Race in America: Past, Present, and Future – Part 1 (EMS201203)

December 3, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


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CBA-CBF-webThe Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality is presented by the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in collaboration and co-sponsorship with the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) and James W. Cooper Fellows

About the Program

How did policing start and evolve in America and what is the role that race has played in the formation and development of police departments and policing? Learn about the history of policing and join our panel to discuss the current role of race in how departments police their communities.

You Will Learn

  • About the role race played in the formation of police departments 
  • How race currently intersects with policing policies
  • How various stakeholders in the justice system respond to the impact of race

Who Should Attend

Judges, lawyers, and law students will benefit from this seminar.



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Richard J Colangelo Richard J. Colangelo, Jr.
Chief State’s Attorney State of Connecticut, Hartford

Rahsaan Hall Rahsaan D. Hall
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Eboni Nelson Eboni S. Nelson
UConn School of Law, Hartford

Christine_Rapillo Christine P. Rapillo
Connecticut Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford

Vernon Riddick Vernon L. Riddick, Jr.
West Hartford Police Department, West Hartford

Heather Ann Thompson Heather Ann Thompson
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

*Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program.


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