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BJ Council & You & Five-O in the news

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- BJ Council

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in the news


Interview with Deborah Holt Noel of WUNC-TV on the Black Issues Forum

Interview with Sonya Williams Harris of Fox 50/WRAL for Tar Heel Talk

DEI, Allyship, justice, reform,

speaking topics

  • Police Reform, Community Policing - Experience working within a community policing system at Durham PD; police reform is a national narrative, but needs to be a local conversation; ideas for how the system can be changed to focus on the community

  • Police Accountability - Holding police accountable for their actions - filing complaints; how to change the system to create more accountability

  • Community Advocacy - Communicating with and speaking up for community; listening to concerns, creating a safe space to discuss issues, helping navigate tough conversations 

  • Defund the Police - What defunding the police actually looks like; how it would impact the community; offer alternatives for defunding police

  • Podcast, Entrepreneur - Experience as an entrepreneur and creating a podcast to offer perspective from an officer and other topics that tie into LE and the Black community

  • Mental Health - Discussions about personal journey, stigma in LE and Black community

  • Unique, Dual Perspective: Black Female & Police Officer - Viewing the Black community through the lens of an officer and as a member of the community; personal experience

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion - Utilizing YFO’s services, knowledge, resources to enhance DEI training for businesses/organizations

  • Relationships - Member of the Gay community, 30+ years in a bi-racial relationship

  • Personal & Professional Integrity, Resiliency - having it publicly questioned; personal experience with a scandal in 2009; navigating that and understanding the true meaning of Faith, support of loved ones, true friends, and how to rise again

  • Justice-Served Organizations - Working with returning citizens; justice-served persons

speaking highlights

  • Boss Locks Podcast Interview (Dec. 2020)

  • Wayne County Gov. Virtual Town Hall (Aug. 2020)

  • Alliance Health Community Meeting (Aug. 2020)

  • One Blood Movement Of Unity Interview (July 2020)

  • Orange Recycling Services Presentation with Alliance Health (June 2020)

  • Lenoir County NAACP (Aug. 2019)

  • Boys & Girls Club of Kinston, NC (Aug. 2019)

  • Junior Leadership Durham (Oct. 2015, Oct. 2017, Jan. 2019)

  • Orange Correctional Center with Coastal Horizons as part of their pre-release courses (Sept. 2018)

  • Police Brutality Healing Forum, hosted by The Ripple Action Group (June 2018)

  • Department of Corrections, the Division of Corrections Enterprise. Presented at two locations: Apex Warehouse for male inmates and the Tag & Copy facility in Raleigh for female inmates (May 2018)

  • North Carolina Central University, Student Group Straight Talk (April & Sept. 2018)

  • Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) National Summit (April 2017)

"Get Home" - Mini-Documentary about YFO

Film by Zhanel Fogg and Bruna Bandoni; Part of the Center for Documentary Studies Courses Documentary Video Intensive, Summer 2019


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