Cops & Kids began in 2006, at a moment when
the relationship between inner-city youth and the police, while never easy, was
especially tense following the shooting of Sean Bell, a young Black man in
Queens. The program was founded by Dr. Lenora Fulani, a developmental
psychologist, community activist and co-founder of the All Stars
Since the program's inception, Dr. Fulani has led over 100 workshops involving thousands of youth and police officers. During the workshops, cops and kids play theatre games and create improvisational performances together, thereby creating an environment for having honest (and difficult) dialogues. In addition, thousands more community members and police officers have participated in Demonstration Workshop performances all over the city which have broadened and deepened the impact of Cops & Kids in the NYPD and across New York City communities.
Save the date!
Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids will have its next Demonstration Workshop on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Contact Elsa Dial at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation. Reservations are required.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: NYPD Police Academy, College Point, Queens
Directions by subway:
7 train to Flushing-Main Street
Walk to SE corner of Main St/Roosevelt Ave (1 min.)
Take Q25 bus to 28th Ave/Ulmer St (10 min.)
Walk west on 28th Ave (1 min.)
Main entrance is on left
Voices of New York
Here and Now - ABCTV interview with Dr. Lenora Fulani
Christian Science Monitor
Fox 5 News - coverage of Christmas Eve Unity Gathering
CBS Local News - coverage of Christmas Eve Unity Gathering
WPix 11 News - coverage of Christmas Eve Unity Gathering
The Amsterdam News
Black Gives Back
All Stars Project Hosts Tenth Annual Benefit Luncheon Raising $450,000 for Innovative Afterschool Programs - Salutes "Operation Conversation", Joint Effort With NYPD to Foster Positive Relationships Between Cops and Kids
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