Thursday, November 5, 2015

Coffee House Conversations Project Announces Plans For Empowerment Series

If you are concerned about current (and, maybe, past) relationships between citizens and police officers – and -- you live in Frederick County, Maryland, this series of Coffee House Conversations may be just the event for you. 

(If you do not live in Frederick County – and – want to join us, you are welcome to attend. Contact me, Anastasia, at: Cell: 240.409.5347 or Email: for details and to reserve your place.)

The series begins with Coffee House Conversation #1 of 4, "How To Talk About Citizen-Police Relationships"  -- November 21, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (See below for the full list of sessions planned for the series.)

Humanizing our Citizen --
Police Relationships II
Designed especially for the Hillcrest community neighborhood, Frederick, Maryland

(Humanizing our Citizen -- Police Relationships I event was held on Saturday, October 17 at Dublin Roasters, Frederick, Maryland)

The November 21st will be a special event designed to develop ground rules for dialogue between citizens and police officers.

About the series: The series will focus attention on the neighborhood problems of the Hillcrest community of Frederick, Maryland with citizen-police relationships as its pivotal discussion topic.

The complete series will include the following (and may be extended)
  • How To Talk About Citizen-Police Relationships (and other hot button civic concerns) November 21, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  •  Police Officers Share Personal Stories – Saturday, December 5 , 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Citizens Sharing Stories of Their Relations With Police – TBA, 2016
  • Where Do We Go From Here To Humanize Our Citizen-Police Relationships? – TBA, 2016
Some of the key principles behind our project include –

Police Philosophy
"To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to (the principle) that the police are the public and that the public are the police…"
Sir Robert Peel, noted father of modern day community policing

New Horizons Philosophy

“An enemy is someone whose story you have not heard” 
Unknown origin

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the flyer. Excited about learning new skills.