In 2016, Susan and Charles spent three weeks in Birmingham working with our partner The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s National Network for Safe Communities. Charles H. Tucker, a Co-Founder of Sustainable Equity, moderated Panel Discussion: Police-Community Reconciliation: Framework and Practice
“Description: For many, the sight of a police uniform evokes a feeling of safety and protection; for others, it triggers anxiety or mistrust. To change this dynamic, police agencies nationwide are striving to rebuild confidence with the communities that trust law enforcement the least. This panel highlights NNSC’s reconciliation framework that is being used by police and community members as part of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust & Justice, while also demonstrating that an honest acknowledgment of past harms does not undermine the difficult work police officers undertake, as they protect and serve.”
for the conference held in New York. You can see other videos from the conference and find more information about the work being done here.
In 2014, Susan and Charles discussed the history of violence and racial tensions in Mississippi with a great group of people. They also discuss the work for racial reconciliation that has been accomplished. You can walk through events of Neshoba County, Philadelphia, Mississippi, the integration of the University of Mississippi and other realities of Mississippi’s past. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Susan and Charles!
In March of 2012, Susan shared the impact of a youth program participant she previously facilitated with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
She is quoted as saying: “I believe in a world where all children’s gifts are liberated. I think that’s the essence of justice.”
On September 24, 2008, Susan joined Lawrence Guyot as a participant in this discussion, titled “Mississippi Freedom Democrats’ Challenge of the 1964 Convention,”the second panel of the symposium, “How Events in Mississippi Changed American Politics.”
Participants included leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties in Mississippi and they discussed how the South has changed politically since the Civil Rights movement.
Check out the video here to hear their comments and to listen to their question and answer session.