ACLU Freedom Forum: Police Practices

05/28/2013 - 6:30pm
The Waypost , 3120 N Williams, Portland

hnadcuffsImproper police practices such as racial profiling and excessive use of force continue to be a major concern in Portland and across the nation. Law enforcement agencies are given extraordinary powers and, in turn, we rely on them to promote fairness, justice, and safety for all members of the community.

Join our discussion of what’s working, what isn’t, and what you can do to help.


Featured speakers:

Brian Lindstrom is an award-winning filmmaker from Portland. His most recent film, Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse, examines the life of a man diagnosed with schizophrenia who died in police custody in 2006. **Clips from the film will be shared at the event.**


Jo Ann Hardesty is a former State Representative from NE Portland (1995-2001) and co-chaired the City of Portland Racial Profiling Committee; a joint community & police partnership to eliminate the practice of racial profiling from the practices of Portland Police.

David Fidanque is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. Since 2001, David has served as a member of the Oregon Law Enforcement Contacts Policy and Data Review Committee (known as the LECC), which is appointed by the Governor to deter racial profiling and improve relationships between Oregon law enforcement agencies and communities of color. 


Free and open to the public. All are welcome.