A Public Dialogue: Safety and Policing between JHU and Baltimore

Please join us Thursday, April 27, for a public dialogue on Johns Hopkins University’s recent initiative to establish a police force. The event will be held at the West Lecture Hall of the Armstrong Building, JHU Medical Campus (1600 McElderry St.) from 5-8 p.m.

Although the university decided to withdraw the proposed legislation for consideration this year, the university has made clear that it will continue to consider establishing a police force as a tactic for addressing security concerns around JHU campuses. Using evidence-based approaches, this event hopes to consider questions such as: How might the proposal affect the relationship between the University and Baltimore city? What are the implications for the ordinary operations of the university, including teaching, research, caregiving, and community engagement? What are the risks, benefits, and accountability of various models of policing, whether public, private, or community driven?

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship.

Pizza and light refreshments will be provided.