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POSTPONED: Mayor Bowser to Announce MPD-UDC-CC Partnership at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Provides All Sworn and Civilian Members with an Insight Toward the African American Experience in DC

UPDATED: This morning’s 11 am press conference is postponed in observance of the National Walk Out Day. MPD will be coordinating resources to ensure the safety of this First Amendment activity.

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, March 14, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce a training course developed through a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) – University of the District of the Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) partnership at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The first-of-its kind program providesall sworn and civilian members with an insight toward the African American experience in the District, as well as educates them on the history of the neighborhoods that MPD serves.

Guided by UDC-CC professors, this program expands upon MPD’s training on implicit bias, cultural sensitivity, and the interaction between law enforcement and minority communities.

When:

Wednesday, March 14, at 11am

Who:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Peter Newsham, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
Ronald Mason, Jr., President, University of the District of Columbia Community College

Where:

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Outside)
Madison Avenue & 14th Street, NW
*Closest Metros: Federal Triangle and Smithsonian – National Mall Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.