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Grace Reformed Church in Brooklyn to host Police-Community Relations Forum

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On November 13, Grace Reformed Church in Brooklyn will host “Everyone Goes Home Safe,” a police community relations open forum. This event is borne of the Regional Synod of New York’s Police-Community Relations Summit, held in August.

Speakers at “Everyone Goes Home Safe” are Wes Moore, Dia Simms, and Lt. Donzel Cleare. Wes Moore is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, analyst, and decorated Army officer. Dia Simms is the well-known corporate executive, currently President Sean Combs’ Combs Wine & Spirits. She is regularly featured in the media, including The Huffington Post, Fortune, and Fox News. Lt. Donzel Cleare of the New York Police Department works in community involvement, including regularly teaching at an experimental policing course, taught to a mostly minority class of high school drop-outs and those who have fallen behind, meant to help unite poor, minority youth with police.

The program will also involve politicians and community leaders: Senator Jesse Hamilton, the Commanding Officer of the 71st Precinct, Assembly Woman Diana Richardson, and Councilman Mathieu Eugene. Grace Reformed Church’s senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Douglas Banks, will also be involved.

The “Everyone Goes Home Safe” police community relations open forum will be held Sunday, November 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Grace Reformed Church, 1800 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225, at the corner of Lefferts Boulevard.

Click here to see an event flyer.