March 2021 Lunch & Learn graphic with headshots of Sergeant Heather Taylor and Lieutenant Ray Rice

Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn

Brooke Wallace

Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn

March 18, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn

Police Violence & Reform

NCJWSTL is honored to welcome Sgt. Heather Taylor and Lieutenant Ray Rice to our Lunch & Learn on Thursday, March 18th.

As president of the Ethical Society of Police, Sgt. Heather Taylor has been an outspoken advocate for change. She’s spoken out about racism in the department and misinformation from her superiors. Sgt. Taylor spoke up when she felt the department’s COVID-19 policies were endangering officers earlier this spring. After 20 years, she has retired and moved to Florida but is still advocating for change in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

In St. Louis County, Lieutenant Ray Rice is also working for changes in how the department focuses on the community. He has over 20 years of law enforcement experience with the St. Louis County Police Department and is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Lindenwood University. He teaches graduate-level courses in Leadership, Ethics, Race Crime and Punishment, and Labor Relations. Lt. Rice regularly participates in forum discussions with legislators and community stakeholders to discuss the role of law enforcement in social change and how all parties can better serve the community by working together.

Please join us as we discuss how we can all help advocate for police reform in our community.

To RSVP and receive login credentials, please email Jennifer Bernstein.