This virtual event will center around truth-sharing, grief and building a space for healing, discussion, and listening as we work towards building an equitable future for all. As the city and nation continues to reckon with racial disparities, police-involved violence, and continues to mourn the tragic killing of Walter Wallace Jr., the series will provide an opportunity to have dialogue around meaningful change. The series’ opening session will center on addressing and repairing harm, and gathering collaborative feedback. Moving forward, it will focus on fostering relationships, community building and the continued development of public safety and policing reforms.
The Circles of Truths Zoom event will be facilitated by Reverend Naomi Washington Leapheart, Director for the Office of Public Engagement’s Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs, and Randy Duque, Deputy Director of Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Elected officials, Police Commissioner Outlaw, DBHIDS leadership, a group of Philadelphia Police Officers, and trauma-informed staff will also participate.
The Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation is an effort that began in June as part of the City’s response to widespread activism around police brutality and race-based disparities across the city and country. This initiative is supported by a Steering Committee of diverse civic, faith, and business leaders. The committee supports the City in strengthening relationships with communities through transparency and accountability. Please find and sign up for updates on the Pathways website.
Register to receive a Zoom invitation prior to the start of the event.