Lunch With Leaders - November 19, 2014
Dr. Earnest H. R. Blackshear, Jr., Director, ASU Community Violence Research Laboratory, Chairman, Montgomery Task Force on Community Violence and ASU Asst. Professor of Psychology
"Using the 'Code of the Streets' To Combat Community Violence"
Dr. Blackshear comes to Lunch with Leaders this month to talk about the "Code of the Streets" and the research being done at ASU to prevent community violence, specifically black on black crime. The ASU professor and researcher has been working in collaboration with the Montgomery Police Department's (MPD) undercover unit to get an up-close perspective of Montgomery's street life. He was handpicked by Mayor Todd Strange to chair the city's Task Force on Community Violence because of his academic and real life experience. As Chair of the Task Force, Dr. Blackshear has been charged to develop clinical applications of violence prevention, starting in Montgomery Public Schools. Don't miss this street savvy approach to crime intervention and violence prevention coming to MACOA on November 19th.
Dr. Blackshear is the Director of the Alabama State University Community Violence Research Lab and is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. His area of expertise is the intersection between Black Nihilism, 'The Code of Streets,' and post traumatic stress disorder in communities of concentrated poverty; in both urban and rural Alabama Black Belt communities. Dr. Blackshear earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, where he specialized in trauma-related psychopathology. He has treated combat veterans at North Chicago, Tuskegee/Montgomery/Columbus VA Hospitals and civilian survivors of 9/11 in NYC with Project Liberty under the auspices of FEMA.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
M.A.C.O.A. - Archibald Center
115 E. Jefferson St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Noon - 1 p.m.
Park at the corner of Columbus and Lawrence. Walk one block South until you see the blue awning on right. The awning marks the entrance to the Archibald Center.