Philanthropy Now Podcast: Can technology improve relations between communities of color and law enforcement?

In SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Gina Dalma Kona Shen
Gina Dalma
VP, Government Relations
Kona Shen
Co-Founder and CEO

This episode features Gina Dalma, vice president of government relations for SVCF, and Kona Shen, co-founder and CEO of My90. They will discuss how technology is being used to help strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement agencies in the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, Calif. My90 is a text-message-based community feedback system.

With horrifying images of police violence all over the media, it is imperative that we address these issues. Much like preventative medicine, improving relations between law enforcement and communities of color helps avoid catastrophic events down the road through communication, good habits and leadership.

What you will learn

  • Programs implemented in San Jose and Santa Clara to improve law enforcement and community relations.

  • How My90 allows the public and police to talk with one another.

  • The biggest challenges faced in getting traction for these initiatives.

  • Roles that local leaders play in training and use of force.

  • Lessons learned through the gradual implementation of My90.

  • Success stories after just one year of progress.

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