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About This Event

Tensions between communities of color and law enforcement is not an issue exclusive to the City of Rochester. Join us as Joe Testani, Director of the Justice & Security Institute at Roberts Wesleyan College, and Herb Alexander, Chief Diversity Office, discuss the complexities facing our communities when it comes to these issues.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Discuss the Public Service Diversity Initiative study that is aiming to gather credible data from marginalized communities on the perspective on law enforcement.
  • Discuss some of the reasons for the current relationship between our local community and law enforcement. 
  • Provide opportunities for improved communication and reconciliation.

Plus, you’ll get an exclusive Virtual Tour of the new Golisano Community Engagement Center where the Justice & Security Institute will be housed along with Office of Diversity & Equity, Student commons, prayer chapel, café and more!


What: Panel Discussion on Reconciling Tensions Between Communities of Color and Law Enforcement

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time: Choose a time that works for you!

  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. 
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: These event will be held on Zoom. 

Tickets are FREE, but registration is required.

*Each person will receive a custom Roberts coaster set and Roberts Roast Coffee from alumni-owned business, Fuego Coffee Roasters, for participating. (Not including currently enrolled traditional undergraduate students.) 

Hear from our students and alumni about why they are looking forward to the new Golisano Community Engagement Center: 


Registration is now closed. Contact with questions. Watch the recording here: