Building Community-Police Relations in Milwaukee


TASWI Speaker Series and Niagara Forums


“Building Community-Police Relations in Milwaukee: The Role of Dialogue”


Katie Sanders
Executive Director, Safe & Sound

Short Abstract
Recent events have shed light on the brokenness of community-police relations, both nationally and here in Milwaukee. Dialogue and creating understanding among community members and law enforcement is essential to building trust and improving that relationship. Safe & Sound unites residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. This talk will explore what Safe & Sound is doing to repair community-police relations and build social cohesion in some of Milwaukee’s most challenged neighborhoods.


About the speaker
Katie Sanders is the Executive Director of Safe & Sound, which exists to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community organizing to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. She joined the organization in 2013 and led it through a significant restructuring to deepen its impact in the community. Sanders previously held positions with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Marquette University. She received her Master’s Degree from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also completed her B.A. in political science and international relations. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and three sons.


Thursday, Jan 14

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

6011 S 27th St. Greenfield, WI 53221

Turkish homemade refreshments will be served

Free and open to public.

TASWI may film the event and reserves the right to use your likeness, photograph, video & audio taken at the event for its own promotional purposes.


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