Alternatives to Policing II

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Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Virtual location: Zoom Go to virtual location
Location: Law School Partrich Auditorium
471 W. Palmer Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Lecture

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Join us for a lecture on "Alternatives to Policing II - An examination of alternatives to traditional police practices".

Special guest panelists:

  • ALIA HARVEY-QUINN, Founder and Executive Director of FORCE Detroit 

    Alia focuses on violence prevention and positive youth development. She invests in and uplifts often-ignored grassroots leaders, youth dealing with criminalization and violence, and justice-impacted peacemakers. Read full bio here

  • NANCY A. PARKER, Managing Attorney of the Detroit Justice Center’s Movement Lawyering Practice

    Nancy focuses on providing legal support to grassroots organizations fighting for racial justice in Detroit and surrounding communities. She is a Board member of the Detroit & Michigan National Lawyers Guild and was co-counsel in the successful Detroit Will Breathe litigation against the Detroit Police Department.  Nancy is currently active with #StopShotSpotter and the Coalition for Police Transparency & Accountability. 

  • TAWANA PETTY, Convening Member of Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

    Tawana is a social justice organizer, poet, and author. Her work focuses on racial justice and equity issues, as well as advocating for data and digital privacy and consent. She has been a convening member of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition since 2016. Read more at

  • LLOYD SIMPSON, History Scholar and Detroit Will Breathe Organizer

    Lloyd is a member of the radical direct action organization Detroit Will Breathe, formed in the mass movement after police murdered George Floyd. Lloyd's Ph.D. research focus includes Black Freedom Struggle, Black Marxism, and the Carceral State. Read full bio here.


JULIE HURWITZ, Goodman Hurwitz & James PC

Julie is a longtime civil rights attorney in Detroit and is active in the National Lawyers Guild, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, and Detroit Coalition for Police Transparency & Accountability.

The event will be held in-person and virtually.  Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided for in-person attendees.
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Professor Peter Hammer


May 2023