11/17: Open House on Police Restructuring @ 6:30

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November the 17th), the Metropolitan Police Department is hosting an open house to discuss changes in their special liaison units. DCTC has been keeping an eye on developments at MPD, as these changes are likely to effect many folks in our communities, who often must deal with police on a regular basis because of poverty, homelessness and discrimination. It’s important to be up-to-date, voice our opinions and concerns and learn how these changes might impact the work we’ve been doing to protect the human rights of trans people. (To learn more about our campaigns around policing, you can check out our website at www.dctranscoalition.org!) See below for the details of the MPD meeting. Come join us there and make your voice heard!

The Open House starts at 6:30, and DCTC’s normally-scheduled planning meeting will take place afterward. In addition to the police campaign, we’ll be talking about the upcoming Trans Day of Remembrance, ongoing efforts to make sure trans people’s rights are respected at the DC jail and more, so please join us! We’ll be meeting at 7:30pm in the Austin Center at Whitman Walker Clinic’s Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at the corner of 14th and R Sts NW – right down the street from the MPD Open House!

From MPD via http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/lgbt/section/2/release/18432:

October 27, 2009
Attend MPD’s GLLU Open House on November 17

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)  will be expanding the Gay and Lesbian Liasion Unit by training patrol officers who are interested in being part of the unit while also working their regular patrol duty. This will expand the size and scope of the unit. There will be a GLLU Open House to discuss the upcoming changes with the unit. Join Assistant Chief Diane Groomes and other leaders of the GLLU and SLU for this conversation.

Date:  Tuesday November 17, 2009
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  Edna Frazier Community Room, Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, 2nd Floor.

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