Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Percy Christian

Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Disarm and Dismantle the Police State

Reducing the police state: what we learned and how to move forward. It sometimes feels like carcerality and the police state have an insurmountable foundation built within our society and local governments. While that foundation exists, it’s not as insurmountable as it feels. After witnessing one of the largest uprisings against the police state, we learned more than ever about how these systems protect each other through state law and the concept of “police rights,” local policy/culture and the entrenchment of “back the blue” mentality, and local prosecutors abuse of power and discretion to protect the current status of policing.

Speakers: Jamaar Williams, Percy Christian