October 7, 2021 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
SAFETY FOR ALL: Conversations on Law Enforcement from the Perspectives of People with Disabilities
People with disabilities make up more than 1/2 of those killed by U.S. law enforcement annually . They are more likely to experience victimization, arrest, criminal charges, and longer prison sentences than those without disabilities .
Join fellow members of the disability community and their loved ones for a community listening session on policing and people with disabilities. This online event is a safe space for people to share their experiences, hopes, and concerns about police interactions with individuals who have physical, intellectual, developmental, neurological, learning, hearing, or visual disabilities.
Overall community input will be shared with the City of San Jose’s Reimagining Public Safety Community Advisory Committee and may help inform law enforcement practices across Santa Clara County.
Live transcript, ASL, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. To request Vietnamese interpretation or other accommodations, please register by September 30.
Input may also be submitted through an online Input Form. For questions, contact Beverly Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Parents Helping Parents, in collaboration with Hope Services, Sacred Heart Community Service, San Andreas Regional Center, and Silicon Valley Independent Living Center. Supported by a grant from The Health Trust.