On June 19th, 2015 the Austin NAACP will present the 9th Annual Captain Louie White Celebration/Commemoration. The theme this year is "Tennessee vs. Garner" (A uniform standard for law enforcement on use of force Policies).
June 19th, 2015
Millennium Youth Entertainment Center
1156 Hargrave Street, Austin, Texas.
The issue of police misconduct has been the most important civil rights issue in the nation over the past year. Incidents in Ferguson, New York City, Albuquerque, Cleveland, and many other cities around the nation, have exposed the need for a uniform standard of law enforcement policies and tactics. The Austin NAACP has led the nation in developing policies and guidelines to ensure that law enforcement implement the best practices to reduce deaths across the nation. The branch Title VI complaint, filed on June 19th, 2004, established an active data base on police shootings and also called for the Federal government to withhold funding from departments that had racial disparities in deaths and racial profiling.
The branch has also called for school districts, and all law enforcement agencies to adopt best practices including prohibiting the use of Tasers in schools across the Central Texas region.
The branch is currently working on a state data base that will report and monitor all police shootings across the state of Texas. The branch has championed community policing since 2001 as a basis for increasing communication and promoting cultural competency.
Captain Louie White was a quintessential servant in the Austin Community for over 30 years. His work with the Austin Police Department paved the way for community policing. His commitment to developing youths and adults in the African American community is unprecedented and unparalleled.
Juneteenth was selected as a commemoration to encourage the community to use the holiday to focus on character development and community empowerment. The program will commence at 1:00pm at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Center located at 1156 Hargrave Street, Austin, Texas.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program and are listed below:
Silver - $2500 Includes prominent acknowledgment in the program and the event
Bronze - $1000 Includes acknowledgment in the program brochures
For more information about this program, please contact Nelson Linder at 512-476-6230 or email the Austin branch at Lindernelson@aol.com
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