The Paradox of being a Black Officer in Today’s Society: ShopTalk with Corey Saffold

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Date(s) - 11/07/16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Powers Memorial Library


Come to this ShopTalk event to hear ideas and stories about work, and share your own. ShopTalk conversations are about the past, present, and future of work in Wisconsin. All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Officer Corey Saffold is a law enforcement professional in Madison, and is known in the community for his volunteerism and his work with youth of all ages and demographic backgrounds. In addition to his service, Officer Saffold is entrusted by his superiors to do the sensitive work of policing in one of the city’s larger public high schools as a School Liaison Officer. In his talk, Corey will discuss his experiences as a Black policeman in the wake of multiple, highly publicized killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers. Additionally, Officer Saffold will address the paradox of being a Black officer during a time when police are viewed as an enemy and are often not trusted, especially among the African-American community.

This event is brought to you by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Powers Memorial Library.