May 8, 2019
What do rising housing prices, poverty, access to health care and racism have to do with policing? Join this webinar with the co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, Sara Mokuria, to discuss the role policing plays in our communities. We will define policing, examine the timeline and history of police in the United States, discuss how to safely interrupt instances of police harassment/brutality and crisis response, and consider policy interventions. We will conclude with an exploration of alternatives for dealing with societal problems and discuss how we can design communities that meet human needs, mitigate harm and promote justice.
Mokuria is a Next City Vanguard who works as the Associate Director for Leadership Initiatives with the Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at Dallas. She brings high-level experience in project management, program design and community engagement, combined with lifelong passions for justice, equity, arts and culture. She is a co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, a founding partner of the Steward Cultural Development Group, and a co-founder of Young Leaders Strong City. Sara is a sought-after educator, community organizer, project manager and facilitator with expertise in public policy, equity and cultural organizing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from New School University and two Master’s degrees from Simmons College. Project highlights include coordinating locally for the Race Forward: Facing Race Conference in Dallas and the Alternate ROOTS: ROOT Weekend, and co-creating/project managing Trans.lation Vickery Meadow. Sara has served as a board member at The Dallas Peace Center, Parents as Teachers program at Lumin Education, and on the International Mechanism Coordinating Committee for the U.S. Human Rights Network. Mokuria has taught high school in Dallas and Boston and college at the University of Texas at Dallas and Paul Quinn College. Sara is a mother and lives with her family in Dallas, Texas.