JANUARY 21 EVENT — CHIEF ISAIAH MCKINNON: POLICING FROM THE INSIDE
Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies has teamed with partners Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, and GVSU's Division of Inclusion and Equity to host Isaiah McKinnon for a virtual event during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd last May, outcry and demonstrations sprang up in cities throughout the United States. Debates ensued not just over the techniques police use to subdue suspects, but also the role of police in our communities. During the debates, one man’s story of creating lasting change rose to national prominence. Isaiah McKinnon, former chief of police and deputy mayor of Detroit, exemplifies a life dedicated to creating the change you want to see in the world. As a young police officer, he experienced racism firsthand, and as a public servant he rose to positions of authority in which he could do something about it.
McKinnon will present "Policing from the Inside"
7 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021