Richmond symposium to educate youth on rights when encountering police, and proper decorum

Richmond symposium to educate youth on rights when encountering police, and proper decorum

April 27, 2019 0 By admin
In this 2013 photo from Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, Pastor Alvin Bernstine, Marvin Webb and Marv Weston wore hoodies at church honoring Trayvon Martin.

A youth symposium for a Richmond church this Saturday offers together elected officials, attorneys, religious leaders, educators and also other influential groups while using aim of educating adolescents on the rights when encountering law enforcement officials, and also proper decorum when interacting with police officers.

The “Know Your Rights” symposium has held through the National Bar Association together with event host Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, and has a prominent listing of attendees and agencies (see list below).

The event costs nothing for anyone community members and may run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the church at 684 Juliga Woods St. in Richmond.

Attendees will find out how Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights sign up for them, and the way act facing law enforcement.

The symposium will incorporate guest speakers, role-plays, and a dialog between young people, law enforcement, the criminal justice system, the faith community and lawyers, in accordance with organizers. An absolutely free continental breakfast and lunch are included, as well as raffle prizes and community resources.

“Within the wake of Ferguson, MO., and light of your recent officer involved shootings throughout the U.S., the grand is part of a national dialog on civics, justice and community awareness,” organizers said inside a statement.

List of participating individuals and groups: National Bar Association, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, California Association of Black Lawyers, Richmond Baptist Ministers Conference, BART, Contra Costa College, Supervisor John Gioia, Mayor Tom Butt’s Office Town of Richmond, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, National Association of Black Law enforcement officials Executives (NOBLE), Supervisor Federal Glover, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, Guardians of Justice, Richmond Law enforcement officers Association, Richmond Police Department, Richmond Community Foundation, West Contra Costa Unified School District, State Bar of California Council on Access and Fairness, Frisco Black Prosecutors Association.