Press Release

NAACP To Host Baltimore Town Hall on Police Reform

November 1, 2017

Group partnering with local coalition and advocates

 BALTIMORE (November 1, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will be co-hosting a town hall in Baltimore as a partner organization of the Civil Rights Coalition for Police Reform on November 4th, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The police reform town hall will feature panelists from the national coalition as well as local police reform advocates.  Baltimore residents, local elected officials, youth-based groups, faith leaders, and other social justice organizations have been invited to participate in this interactive dialogue.  Panelists and attendees will discuss the state of policing in Baltimore including consent decrees, accountability for the death of Freddie Gray, and the upcoming state legislative session.

The town hall is taking place at a crucial time for Baltimore police reform, in the midst of trial board hearings for the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death and following the recent appointment of an independent monitor to oversee the federal consent decree.  Baltimore holds an important role in the current national conversation about community violence, police violence, and community oversight. The NAACP is committed to pushing for nationwide police reform while bringing attention to the ongoing challenges to Baltimore policing.

Moderated by Barbara Arnwine of the Transformative Justice Alliance, the event will feature the following panelists and partners:



Linzy Jackson—Hiphop Caucus

Tawanda Jones—Camden Sophisticated Sisters

Ray Kelly—No Boundaries Coalition

Carlton Mayers III—NAACP LDF


Local Partners

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Equity Matters


No Boundaries Coalition

Area residents, students, concerned citizens are invited to attend the event which will take place at St. Peter Claver Hall, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21217.





Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting

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