Dr. Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated 5, came to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to serve as the keynote speaker for the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
During his visit Dr. Salaam joined Professor Jermaine Reese, Director of the Police and Corrections Academy at GRCC to discuss:
- The power of messaging in conveying the realities of others
- The nuances of the Criminal Justice system
- Challenging historically archaic perceptions about persons of color within the context of police work, and
- The philosophy and importance of noble community policing practices.