Kick-off Event and Alumni Awards with Malika Rahman
9 - 11 a.m., Great Hall, Room S2-19
Join us for our 21st Annual Law and Society kick-off event. We are delighted to have Community College of Philadelphia alumna, former Deputy Sheriff and 2019 Sheriff of Philadelphia candidate Malika Rahman present on Gender Inequality in Law Enforcement: Attitudes, Perceptions and Marginalization. Research has shown that women often bring useful skills to law enforcement, such as empathy and problem solving. Malika’s presentation is based on findings from research and a COPS-funded grant on engaging college students in 21st century law enforcement. She will share reactions from these student focus groups and dialogue sessions. Discussion topics will include factors critical to attracting black women college students to law enforcement careers, such as career and promotion options, and factors that prevent women from pursuing law enforcement careers, such as sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexism.
We will also honor a few distinguished alumni with service awards in appreciation of their good work in the Philadelphia community.