Think & Drink Bangor: Policing

Nocturnem Draft Haus, Bangor

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Policing, Protection, Community, and Trust in the 21st Century

Think & Drink '17 SM

How does society define criminal behavior, and who is a criminal? What powers do we place in the hands of the state (police, legal system, prisons), and how do we monitor the use of those powers? Do communities suffer collateral damage from being policed, and do those who do the policing face emotional challenges of their own?

Our MC Darren Ranco returns for a second year. Darren is Department Chair of the University of Maine Native American Studies Department

 


Past sessions

What’s the harm? Emotional challenges of policing and being policed

Wednesday, December 6
6:30 – 8 pm
Nocturnem Draft Haus, Bangor

Panelists:

Chief Robert Bryant, Penobscot Nation Police Department

Karyn Sporer, Asssistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maine

Ambureen Rana, President of MaineTransNet, Health Equity Coordinator at the Health Equity Alliance, and member of the Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition

Carmine Leighton, graduate student in mental health counseling and art therapy and member of the Bangor Racial and Economic Justice Coalition

 

Who’s watching whom? Physical surveillance by and of the police

Wednesday, October 25
6:30 – 8 pm
Nocturnem Draft Haus, Bangor

Panelists:

Mary Louis Davitt, Professor of Justice Studies, University of Maine at Augusta

Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director, Land Peace Foundation

Troy Morton, Sheriff, Penobscot County

 

What is a criminal?

Wednesday, September 27
6:30 – 8 pm
Nocturnem Draft Haus, Bangor

Panelists:

Chief John Skroski, Phippsburg Police Deparment

Ezra Willey, Attorney, Willey Law Offices

Jodie Fairbank, Assistant Professor, Husson University