PHOENIX, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Checkered Flag Run Foundation and Black Chamber of Arizona host The Bridge Forum, June 2, featuring police chiefs from Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Miami Gardens, Fla.; Arizona Rep. Reginald Bolding moderates, previously calling for police to wear body cameras.
Law enforcement panelists:
- Chief Joseph G. Yahner, Phoenix;
- Gregory A. Thomas, President, NOBLE;
- Chief David O. Brown, Dallas;
- Chief Antonio Brooklen, Miami Gardens, Fla.;
- Deputy Chief Vicki Foster, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C.; and
- Assistant Chief Mattie Provost, Houston.
Alan "AP" Powell, Founder, Checkered Flag Run Foundation said: "We are enthusiastic about the second year of The Bridge Forum after a critically acclaimed first year with terrific leadership that literally comes to the table."
Kerwin V. Brown, President & CEO of Black Chamber of Arizona said: "The significance of police participation is considerable given the perceptions of community policing in many parts of the country. The Bridge Forum is a dynamic gathering we are proud to host in Arizona, and deliver it as a model for other parts of the country."
Special guests include Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton; Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery; Carlyle Holder, President, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; Lamont Robinson, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Nielsen; Byron T. Jones, Chief Financial Officer, University of Phoenix; Cloves C. Campbell Jr., Chairman Emeritus of NNPA, Director of Arizona Commission on African-American Affairs; and Gregory A. Thomas, President of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
Topics include community engagement, multicultural awareness and conflict management. The invitation-only event seeks to improve police and community relations in the wake of officer-involved shootings.
In 2015, James A. "Spider" Marks, Executive Dean CSCJ, University of Phoenix and Major General (US Army Ret.) was moderator with police from Denver, Seattle, Phoenix, Miami Cleveland, Miami and Oakland.
About Checkered Flag Run Foundation ("CFRF"). Founded by U.S. Army Desert Storm veteran Alan "AP" Powell, the mission is to deliver diverse educational programs that impact underserved students. Access to quality educational opportunities ensures every student getting to cross the "finish line".
About the Black Chamber of Arizona ("BCA"). The mission of BCA is to improve the economic development of business entrepreneurs and the communities they serve.
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SOURCE Checkered Flag Run Foundation