The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center) and Public Agenda, a nonpartisan research and public engagement organization, hosted a webinar for city officials and civic leaders focused on promoting equitable public safety, community reinvestment, and police reform.
Public Agenda’s Hidden Common Ground on Race and Police Reform examined public opinion in June 2020 on many of the most pressing questions prompted by the tragic murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, including policing bias, use of force, and militarization as well as how policing fits into the priorities of communities and the broader effects of racism in society.
Aimed primarily at elected city officials, public administrators, and other city stakeholders, the webinar addresses the scientific evidence behind these questions with a particular focus on the impacts and lived experiences of communities disproportionately affected by these issues. The goal is to provide the evidence and insight policymakers need to effectively and equitably promote public safety in their communities.
Emily Owens, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, University of California Irvine
Michael Sierra-Arévalo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Walter Katz, Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
Quixada Moore-Vissing, Associate Director for National Engagement Programs at Public Agenda
Presented in partnership with the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA).