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GRIID Class for Fall 2015: Policing in America and in Grand Rapids

August 27, 2015

This 8 – week class is designed to do the following:our_enemies_in_blue_small_72

  • Investigate the history of policing in the US
  • Investigate the function of the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD)
  • Explore and discuss ways to counter the repressive tactics of the GRPD
  • Imagine and explore ways to create community safety that doesn’t involve cops

As a primary text, we will us Kristian Williams book, Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. You can order the book directly from AK Press  or inquire with us about other options.

The 8 – week class with take place on Mondays, from 7 – 9pm, beginning Monday, September 28. Location is still to be determined. Contact us at jsmith@griid.org if you are interested in signing up. We are asking $20 for the class, but will not turn people away who are unable to contribute financially. Capacity for this class is 15 people.

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  1. Lisa permalink
    August 27, 2015 6:29 pm

    This sounds truly fantastic!

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