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Policing in Rochester, a Sunday Seminar
October 3, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Welcome Kim Nghiem and Wayne Harris, co-commissioners of the Racial And Structural Equity Commission’s Report and Recommendations specific to the Policing Working Group, along with our own Paul Bishop, a member of this team, who will moderate the seminar. This will be an interactive time to learn about and discuss key recommendations, progress towards implementation, additional insights and thoughts, and your questions. Where might Third Church, and we as individuals, align our time, energy, and resources?
Please join us remotely using this Google Meet link. Alternately, if you will be attending worship in the Sanctuary, you may join a GoogleMeet “hotspot” in the Celebration Center where the virtual seminar will be projected.
This is the first of a series of three Deep Dives on the RASE Report, sponsored by the Anti-Racism Project Team and the Adult Spiritual Formation Committee. Seminars 2 and 3 will be October 10 and October 17.
Kim T. Nghiem of Brighton, NY is a practicing clinical psychologist who was raised and educated in Rochester after her arrival in this country as a child refugee from the Vietnam War. She has served as the Wellness Ambassador for Asian Women for Health, the Director of Asian Mental Health at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and as well the Human Rights Commissioner with the City of Cambridge, MA.
Wayne Preston Harris, Deputy Chief of Police (Ret.). Mr. Harris served for over thirty years with the Rochester New York Police Department. Following his retirement, Wayne founded CommGage Consulting to continue his work of community engagement. He is currently a National Executive Board member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), a national public speaker, recruiter, and member of the Board of Directors for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), and a member of the Board of Directors for the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. “I am honored to be part of the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity because it provides an opportunity to identify our systemic inequalities and develop strategies to correct them which is critically important for the overall health of our community.”
Paul Bishop, MPA. Paul is a Principal at CGR (Center for Governmental Research), and was their primary staff member for the Policing Working Group of the RASE Report. At CGR, he is the leader of the local government practice where he directs research aimed at improving the operations of entities ranging from large counties to rural villages. He continues to serve his community as a Paramedic, working part time for Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance. Formerly, Paul was the EMS Education Manager at Monroe Community College.