Roll Call: Policing in Chicago's Black Community, Then and Now
A partnership between Lyric Opera of Chicago, WFMT, and WTTW, Roll Call: Policing in Chicago's Black Community, Then and Now is a virtual conversation that focuses on the evolving relationship between the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago's Black community. Inspired by the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of the opera Blue and WTTW’s FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence digital series, the discussion includes Howard Saffold, retired CPD officer and founding member of the African American Police League, and Sergeant Jermaine Harris of CPD's Community Policing Division. It is moderated by the Field Foundation’s Lolly Bowean. This event premiered on December 8, 2020, and is now available for on-demand streaming on Lyric's Facebook.