As reported by Spencer Buell on the Boston Magazine website, the NAACP will hold its 111th Annual Convention in Boston.
The conference will take place in July at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and attract an estimated 10,000 attendees.
“The NAACP Boston Branch is honored to serve as the host Branch for the NAACP National Convention in 2020,” Tanisha Sullivan, the president of the NAACP’s Boston branch, said in a statement. “As the oldest Branch in the NAACP, the Boston Branch has a long and impactful legacy in the fight for racial justice. Given of our engagement in this fight, we know that 2020 will be a pivotal year for our country. This is sure to be a historic gathering.”
The national NAACP noted in a press release that Boston was “home to one of the association’s earliest conferences in 1911 and the Boston Branch remains one of the strongest branches in the nation.” More information on that is on the Boston NAACP website.
More information about the NAACP and links to joining are available here.
Please join us for the next MAHRC meeting. (Note that there will not be a November meeting.) We will meet in Medford City Hall, room 201. Come at 9:00 am to network if you can; the meeting begins at 9:30.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An article in the Medford Transcript published on August 13, 2019, features Medford Police Chief Jack Buckley and Somerville Police Chief John Fallon discussing the philosophy and practice of community policing, which is being instituted by more and more communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Excerpted from the Medford Transcript
By Julia Taliesin
By Robby McKittrick
Regional police chiefs are saying it’s a hard time to be a police officer.
Expectations are Herculean, and officer well-being is suffering. On the flip side, communities of color remain reluctant to trust law enforcement as the decades of police brutality persist with incidents across the country. The worst part, they say, is the lack of accountability.
So, how are regional departments proactively addressing the impacts?
From increased officer training in de-escalation to improvements in community policing, several Massachusetts departments are taking steps to cultivate confidence between law enforcement and their communities.
Read the full article on the Wicked Local website, which is the online location of many community newspapers including the Medford Transcript.