DESIGN DAYS CONFERENCE
Organization of a Design Days Conference series is a result of the continued policy and continuous learning process, connecting researchers and practitioners attempting to understand better the problems they are trying to address. The objectives of the Design Days Conferences tend to be integrative across the various disciplines, to reach the current state-of-the-art, to cover the multidisciplinary aspects of design and to assure high level review policy.
Clippers and Cops; another successful gathering at Stoney’s Barber Shop. Talking to people within their community to improve the relationship between the citizens we serve and the police department.
The first event was held at Stoney’s Barbershop located at 384 Edgewood Av. There was a wide variety of people invited to this event from all walks of life. Some attendees with a criminal backgrounds as well as several police officers with a wide range of assignments and expertise. What we learned at the first forum is that communication and respect is the key component needed to establish a solid relationship between the community in which an officer serves and treating people with respect. There was 20 people in attendance which lead to good dialogue amongst the group. . Venue: Stoney's Barbershop 384 Edgewood Ave ATL
The second event was held at Stoney’s Barbershop located at 384 Edgewood Av. This event was advertised on 107.9 by radio host Maurice “Reec” Swiney who also was the master of ceremony of the forum. The topic of discussion was if black lives truly matter why are there only protest when it’s an officer involved shooting and not when all blacks are shot and killed. This topic created a lot of dialogue amongst the group and from the no police attendees the consensus was the public not knowing what happens after the smoke clears from a video, the officer is charged, then the trial and they are acquitted. Venue: Stoney’s Barbershop located at 384 Edgewood Av. ATL
In attendance at the Clippers & Cops was a Clark University professor Richard Cross who invited some of the officers to his class to engage his Criminal Justice students in Q&A about law enforcement and hot topics surrounds law enforcement around the country. The students were very enganging and asked lots of questions of the officers in attendance. As officers we were able to provide the students a different perspective that was different then they previously had considered.
We were asked to come back to Clark Atlanta University to have a second Q&A with the students of their Criminal Justice Program. The topics are open to any law enforcement topics in which they wish to speak about. Venue: Clark University
This will be our third forum and we are expecting more people to be in attendance as we have reached out to different groups in an effort to invite more people to provide more dialogue to this group. The event will be held at the ZuCot Art Gallery located at 100 Centennial Olympic Park Dr at the corner of Chappell in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood of Atlanta block from the Mercedes Benz Dome. Will be turning portions of the art gallery into a barbershop so that we stay with our concept and to give us more space to accommodate more people that may attend.
What Do People Have to Say About Clippers & Cops? Attendee testimonials from past Clippers & Cops events:
We had a great turnout and great conversation between Local Law enforcement and our community. Thank you Detective Ty Dennis of APD for this event!
Thank you all for your time, it was great to be there. Even though my son was pretty quiet, he said he really enjoyed it!