Minnesota Community
Corrections Association  

MCCA and MN Second Chance Coalition Present: Our Community and Law Enforcement-How do we stay safe & How do we get in

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Goodwill Easter Seals: 553 Fairview Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104


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Minnesota Second Chance Coalition


Minnesota Community Corrections Association


     Our Community and Law Enforcement

                            How do we stay safe & How do we get in


A two segment morning that would revisit Jamir Clark, Philando Castile, and Justine Damand, putting their stories into a national context and how their stories, along with Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, have affected research and how those stories have affected communities of color more broadly, as well as law enforcement practices and policies, such as body cameras.

Underrepresentation of people of color in law enforcement, the impact of that underreprentation on us and those around us, and solutions that have been offered to overcome the problem.

Presenter(s):  Bill Woodson - Executive Director, Forward Motion Management Consulting

Bill Woodson is a former Assistant Dean at the University of St. Thomas, and a doctoral student and teaching fellow at the University of Minnesota.

Since moving to Minnesota in 2007 Woodson has been an active contributor to the Twins Cities learning community. In 2009 Woodson founded Learners to Leaders, a collaboration with area colleges designed to affirm and prepare underrepresented minority college students and young professionals intending to pursue graduate level education. He also launched The Opus College of Business MBA Outreach Scholarship in 2012, an initiative that tripled the diversity of the St. Thomas Full-time MBA program while increasing career placement rates and average starting salaries for all St. Thomas Full-time MBA graduates.

In 2015 Woodson began laying the groundwork for a new initiative called Community Justice Pathways. CJP will be a University of Minnesota scholarship program and academic minor designed to increase the representation of people of color in law enforcement and other community serving careers.

Woodson has an extensive business background that spans two decades in various marketing, product development and international positions at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson and Johnson, and Hewlett-Packard. Today he is active in a number of academic and community serving roles, including the lay leadership team of First Covenant Church of Minneapolis; he also serves as the president of the Black Business Alumni Association of the Ross School at the University of Michigan, and recently completed service as an officer of the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association of the University of Minnesota.


Friday, September 15, 2017




Goodwill Easter Seals: 553 Fairview Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104

Minnesota Community Corrections Association
c/o Goodwill Easter Seals Attn: Christen Munn
553 Fairview Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55104
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