More than four years in the making, “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” presents proven action steps to bridge the painful gap between peace officers and the communities they serve. L.O.V.E. is an acronym for Learn about the community and the people in it, Open your heart to the humanity of people in the community, Volunteer yourself to be part of the solution, and Empower others to do the same.
Featuring interviews with peace officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and others, the film offers an inspiring blueprint to end racial profiling and heal our communities.
Special Guest: Chief Melvin Russell
Chief Russell is the commander of the Baltimore Police Department’s Community Collaboration Division. He is bringing together communities, faith leaders, and police to improve Baltimore. During his tenure, the all-volunteer chaplain corps has grown from a handful of clergy to more than 100.