Dr. Ghada Sfeir publishes a new webinar – Building trust between marginalized communities and the police
The webinar addresses a pressing issue facing the safety of our marginalized and minority communities and their relationship with our local police forces.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, January 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Ghada Sfeir aims to raise awareness and advance understanding of the contentious social currents at play in modern societies. Through webinar topics such as “Systemic Racism Against Indigenous Peoples” and “Cosmopolitanism for Canada’s Growing Diversity: A Better Strategy Than Multiculturalism,” Professor Sfeir explores the socially divisive and racist undertones embedded in diverse facets of Canadian society. She has also taught courses on related topics such as “Culture, Power and Politics”, “Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism” and “Diversity in the Classroom”. Sfeir is the author of several academic publications based on this research (See www.ghadasfeir.com).
The new webinar titled “Building Trust Between Marginalized Communities and the Police in Cosmopolitan Cities: A Conversation with a local Police Chief” addresses an urgent and pressing issue facing the safety of our marginalized and minority communities and their relationship with our police forces local. Chief of Police Fady Dagher (Agglomeration of Longueuil) keynote speaker shares the success of his immersion training program aimed at building bridges between the police force and the communities it serves. Its officers who participate in this training program must spend five weeks with the marginalized families they serve in the community, without weapons or uniforms, in order to build healthy relationships based on trust, empathy and awareness of individual struggles. and collectives of the marginalized. groups. Police Chief Dagher “aspires to foster a culture change in his organization by implementing a model of “Police de Concertation”, a form of policing whose philosophy is to emphasize prevention. by supporting and acting on the spot with its citizens and partners.”
The goal of the webinar is to identify practical methods to help bridge social divides while addressing systemic racism and racial profiling.
This webinar was recorded on Friday, November 19, 2021 and is publicly available. Watch the recording here https://www.ghadasfeir.com .
Supported by (in alphabetical order):
1. Center for Black Community Research. BCRC is a growing resource-based organization that builds community capacity by providing professional support to organizations and individuals in need: https://bcrcmontreal.com
2. The International Center for Innovation in Education. ICIE’s mission is to empower each person to become a responsible, self-reliant, lifelong learner through a positive partnership between families, teachers, gifted education scholars, government departments education and communities: http://icieworld.net/newicie/
3. McGill University Research Center for Studies in Aging (MCSA). The McGill University Research Center Education Committee liaises with community agencies to educate them on how to deal with behavioral issues associated with dementia when called upon by families for help: www.aging.mcgill.ca
4. Council of Women of Montreal. Acting as a catalyst for its members, MCW advocates for improved social conditions and responds to issues Canadians face as citizens by informing and recommending progressive policies and services to the municipality: https://councilofwomenofmontreal.ca
5. Quebec Council of Black Educators. QBBE is a nonprofit educational and research institution committed to raising awareness of educational bias, and providing academic support and opportunity to communities of color: https://qbbe.ca