past event

Our Society Reimagined 2021: Police Reform

Our Society Reimagined is a four-week series that provides an opportunity to explore the domestic issues that have shaped our modern society, as well as a chance to gain perspective on the underlying values and ideas that we hold as individuals and as a society, and how these tenets shape our lives.

The 2021 series will take place virtually from 6:00-7:30 pm MT on Wednesdays, October 20, October 27, November 3, and November 10.

Tom Morrison and Clint Kinney will return to moderate the series.

Session 4: Wednesday, November 10
Police Reform
“To serve and protect” is a common motto among police departments.  As of late, the questions of whom to serve and how best to protect have become critical.  Over the course of a few decades, our society has seemingly moved away from taking a “tough on crime” approach to the current “defund the police” approach. Is there merit to either end of this spectrum? Are there better ways to keep our communities safe and what needs to be done to make that happen? Can improved community policing be the answer or are larger more fundamental changes needed? Clearly every reasonable person wants to live in a safe community but defining what is safe and how best to make it safe remains a challenge. While focusing on police services and how they are provided, let’s reimagine how best to keep our communities safe. What reforms should be instituted and just as importantly, what facets of police protection need to remain?

Registration for Our Society Reimagined is now closed. If you’d like to put your name on the waitlist, please email Zoë Brown at

Event information
Wed Nov 10, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT