On Oct. 19, Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Police Chief John Mina will host the fourth Orlando Speaks workshop, intended to foster more community unity and peace.
They’ll be partnering with Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute to put on the event. It will consist of a series of workshops using “interactive communicating strategies” to involve residents and foster communication.
This year’s event will primarily focus on enhancing trust and the general relationship between the police and the public, as well as enhancing the city’s community policing initiative, which plays a crucial role in stopping crime.
“Having these conversations are critical to moving the city forward, bringing the community closer together, strengthening the diversity of Orlando and ensuring that the city remains safe, inclusive and accepting of all,” a press release reads.
The event will include breakout sessions in Spanish.
To register for the event, visit http://orlandospeaks2016.eventbrite/.
The event will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and start at 6:30 at the Engelwood Neighborhood Center at 6123 La Costa Drive.