Webinar: Hard realities of police reform


This online discussion on international lessons on transforming policing will be jointly hosted SCI, the Global Citizens Circle and the Southern New Hampshire University.

It will feature speakers from the US on the push for police reform there, while the event will also draw lessons from the transformation of policing in South Africa and Northern Ireland.

Speakers include:

  • Debbie Watters, a co-director and founder member of Northern Ireland Alternatives (NIA), a community-based restorative justice organisation and former vice chair of the Northern Ireland Policing Board (the body responsible for holding the police to account).
  • Zelda Holtzman was an ANC activist during the Apartheid era in South Africa, later playing a leading role in work to change policing there.

The event will also feature Susan Le, a 26-year-old US organiser and activist. It will be chaired by Aqeela Sherrills, a prominent US organiser and activist, who for 30 years has worked to promote healing in communities of colour and to build community-based public safety strategies.

This event has taken place. See an article here.