The “Red Door Project” in Portland, OR needs to be presented in your home town. Why? Because it talks about what needs to be discussed between communities of color and police — “silo” conversations that need to be brought out into the open.
This project brings these groups together.
Isn’f it time these groups in your city openly and honestly talk about race, fear, and trust with one another?
I served over 20 years as the chief of police in Madison (WI), four years as chief of the Burnsville (MN) Police Department, and before that as a police officer in Edina (MN) and the City of Minneapolis. I hold graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Edgewood College in Madison. I have written many articles over my years as a police leader. After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. After 25 years leading two Episcopal Churches in Portage and North Lake, Wisconsin, I now serve as Associate Pastor in a growing, dynamic, and Spirit-filled Lutheran congregation in nearby Mazomanie.
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