Community Conversations Series: The Intersection of Policing and Race

Community Conversations Series: The Intersection of Policing and Race

The State College Borough and Community Conferencing have collaborated on a series of conversations meant to bring people together to listen and learn from one another on topics pertinent to the State College community. The inaugural topic will be: “The Intersection of Policing and Race.”

This conversation, moderated by Jason Browne and Sue Marshall, will include local panelists answering previously selected questions proposed by the community through the survey below. We are eager to hear what the community has to say on this topic and to gather future topics of interest. Following the Panel Event, a Breakout Session will be held for all those interested in further discussing the event and/or proposing future topics.


  • Susan L. Marshall, M.Ed. She/Her
  • Jason Browne 


  • Iris Richardson, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University Campus Police and Public Safety
  • Terry Watson, Founder of Strategies for Justice
  • Dean Woodring, State College Police Department Community Engagement Officer
  • Patricia Best, Former Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce (2019-2021)
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar; and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law in University Park
  • Chad Hamilton, State College Police Department Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations

Please visit the Borough Engagement website for event details, registration, and survey: 

Breakout Session: Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 5-7 pm
Breakout Session Address: State College Borough Building, 243 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801, Community Room (201)


Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2023


7:00 pm




The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA

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