GRIID Class for Fall 2015: Policing in America and in Grand Rapids
- 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 email@example.com 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.