How we immediately improve policing, no matter where we are
Join us on for this talk on July 2nd which is the 56th anniversary of President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Former journalist and expat to Paris, Nita Wiggins will discuss: GoodCopsOnlyAtGame, a project to bring about an immediate reduction in the harm people suffer at the hands of police.
«I saw with my own eyes for 25 years that officers treat black people just fine on game day. There is a police presence at the games, and I know we need it. But we can insist on disqualifying an officer from getting game-day duty and extra pay if he is facing an excessive force or related charge. This is incentivized and immediate harm reduction until police reforms can be put in place.»
Wiggins covered major professional sports, city government, and crime stories during 21 years on TV. She interviewed peace activists Mrs. Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, and President Jimmy Carter during her career and, following their lead, imagines solutions that are non-violent and legal.
Wiggins will also share how better listening skills will enable us to de-escalate situations in our lives.
About the presenter: Nita WIGGINS, author of Civil Rights Baby and creator of Listen to Others as you would have them listen to you. Award-winning American TV journalist Nita Wiggins has been a Paris-based professor at journalism and film schools since 2009. She appears regularly on France 24’s programs discussing American life, job justice, women’s careers, and politics. Black Women in Europe named Wiggins to the group’s Power List of 2018. In 2019, she published her memoir, Civil Rights Baby: My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism. Wiggins received the national RTNDA’s Michele Clark Fellowship in 1989, and she shared in a regional television Emmy in Dallas, Texas, in 2001. The Macon, Georgia, native has a BA in Communications from Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, and a European Masters from ESJ-Paris.
This will be host using the Zoom conferencing tool.
WICE Talk - How We Improve Policing
Time: Jul 2, 2020 07:00 PM Paris
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Meeting ID: 996 9011 9385