JPC Forum on Policing:
Where do we go from here?

The John Perkins Center at SPU hosts panelists for a discussion on faith, race, and law enforcement in America.

Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 3:15–4:30 p.m.
Location: Upper Gwinn Commons, SPU campus


Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa Sharon Harper
Chief Church Engagement Officer for Sojourners

Lisa Sharon Harper leads trainings and mobilizes clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. She’s also the author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right.

Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council

A Seattle native, Burgess has worked as a journalist, a Seattle police officer and detective, global anti-poverty worker, and small business owner. He chairs the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee.

Pierce Murphy
Director of the Office of Professional Accountability

The OPARB’s mission is to provide community oversight and awareness of Seattle Police Department practices and its employee accountability system.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

John Perkins

The Perkins Center

Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center — a partnership among the John Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders — equips students to model reconciliation and contribute to community health and wholeness.