Earlier today I wrote about how Colin Kaepernick conducted his latest Know Your Rights camp in Harlem this past weekend. And now, there is word of the San Francisco 49ers getting involved in another event, in the Bay Area. The Office of the Independent Police Auditor is conducting a forum this Saturday, January 21, called the Community Trust in Policing Forum. 49ers CEO Jed York and wide receiver Torrey Smith will both be attending the event. The team confirmed both attendees, and the Eventbrite website confirmed York.
The event takes place at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose, and is free. Registration begins at 8 a.m. PT, and the even gets going at 9 a.m. It will feature breakout sessions and other discussions about strengthening relations between law enforcement and communities of color. Here is a rundown of the event.
Join your fellow community members and the San José Office of the Independent Police Auditor to kick-off an 18-month project to strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement in our city. Come share your thoughts about the challenges and propose solutions to keep building a stronger and safer San José.
This FREE EVENT will include a welcome by 49ers CEO Jed York and the Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo. The Independent Police Auditor, Walter Katz, Chief Edgardo Garcia, and Community Advocates, will present in panels. Community members will have the opportunity to raise concerns and propose solutions in facilitated breakout sessions.
Registration begins at 8:00am / Event begins at 9:00am
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided to all attendees.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Independent Police Auditor, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, San José Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the general support of the San Francisco 49ers.