May 26 2021


6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Say Their Names: Ending Police Violence in Florida

Event by ACLU of Florida
Online with Facebook Live
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM EDT – 7:15 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 45 min
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
This past year, we rode an emotional, economic, and health roller coaster together. We’ve experienced loss throughout the COVID pandemic and at the hands of the police. We know we need transformational change for our communities now. Join us on Wednesday, May 26, for our next “We Make the Way” segment “Say Their Names: Ending Police Violence in Florida.”
On the same day Derek Chauvin was convicted for murdering George Floyd, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was killed by the Columbus police. Real justice will only be achieved in our country when no more Black lives are harmed or taken by racist policing institutions. We must re-examine approaches to public safety entirely – and work actively to reduce the role, scale, power, and funding of the police. Our panelists will discuss ways we can transform public safety in America – by replacing police officers in our communities with community-based, civilian-led solutions instead.
-Dwight Bullard, Senior Political Advisor, Florida Rising
-Maya Brown, political consultant, MB Strategies
-Carl Takei, senior staff attorney, ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality
Moderated by: Micah Kubic, executive director, ACLU of Florida