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What Does “Defund the Police” Really Mean?

December 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free event! No MCLE.

We look forward to your virtual attendance!

This event is brought to you by the SMCBA Race & Social Justice Task Force in partnership with PolicyLink , Alliance for Boys and Men of Color & the California Lawyers Association’s Racial Justice Committee.

Marc Philpart, Managing Director, has deep expertise, networks, and experience in the boys and men of color field. As the leader of the PolicyLink boys and men of color team, he provides technical assistance in support of My Brother’s Keeper communities, is a consultant for the Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color, serves on the board of the R.I.S.E. collaborative for boys and men of color, is the principal coordinator for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color–the nation’s only statewide network improving outcomes for boys and men of color, and oversees the development of new, strategic PolicyLink partnerships and projects that contribute to the overall health and success of BMOC, their families, and communities. Marc has been a leader in the BMOC field for nearly a decade. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Marc worked in the president’s office at PATH, a nonprofit global health organization. He holds master’s degrees in public affairs and public health from the University of Washington in Seattle and earned his BA in History from Xavier University of Louisiana. In his spare time he enjoys international travel, reading, and the paradoxical life of being a fitness junkie and foodie.

Resources:

The Abolition Movement
https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2020/08/the-abolition-movement

Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-abolish-defund-police.amp.html

Abolishing Policing Also Means Abolishing Family Regulation
https://imprintnews.org/child-welfare-2/abolishing-policing-also-means-abolishing-family-regulation/44480

Fighting Anti-Blackness Through Budget Justice
https://www.policylink.org/covid19-and-race/commentary/budget-justice

Healing, not Policing: A Transformative Approach to Intimate Partner Violence
https://www.policylink.org/node/61386

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