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Real Talk: Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement and Military

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Real Talk System Racism Series

A multi-part, educational training resource for the Metropolitan State University community on systemic racism (a.k.a. institutional racism) to help increase awareness and understanding of bias, implicit bias, racism, racial disparities and racial inequities in a myriad of industries. The topics that will be highlighted in this discussion are systemic racism and criminal justice system and the military.

Douglas C. Edwards is the Director of Security for a large defense contractor with 2019 sales of over $9.8 billion and over 14,000 employees.  Edwards has been a criminal justice and general studies adjunct instructor at community colleges for over 20 years at various institutions, and in 2009 was selected as the Facilitator of the Year for the University of Phoenix.

With more than 30 years of progressive and diverse defense related security management, Edwards has extensive knowledge implementing the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program, Director of Central Intelligence Directives and unique customer requirements. Edwards served 22 years in United States Air Force as a member of the Security Police field where he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.

Alexander Hines is Director of Diversity, Access and Equity - MLK & PES Programs - College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.  He served in the United State Air Force as a non-commissioned officer for 12 years and considers one of his most noteworthy experience besides serving and living abroad for 14 years is guarding 52 of the 60 American held hostages of the Iran crisis.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan State University Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services Department and Dean of Students.



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