August 2015 marked the start of what we believed would be a year- long series of dialogue sessions between community members and law enforcement. It is now 2019 and requests for Days of Dialogue on the Future of Policing persist, with no sign of abating. We are committed to serving the community, working to transform relationships and generate more peaceful outcomes, one dialogue at a time.
As tensions rise due to our increased awareness of violent interactions between law enforcement and people of color, it is certainly a time when authentic dialogue can help to build bridges between a wide swath of community members, law enforcement, institutional and academic leaders, faith based institutions, and public safety organizations.
Each report consists of pre and post dialogue survey responses, photos, and participants’ comments. Respondents typically report that the dialogue process is constructive. In the safe space that we create, our attendees engage openly, as they candidly relay diverse perspectives. Frequently, after showing up and participating in a single committed dialogue, both community members and law enforcement report that they are able to see issues in a whole new light.
October 25, Dialogue Report
Host: ILM Foundation, LAPD CID