Tucson Festival of Books

Edwin Raymond


Edwin Raymond, a 15 year veteran of the New York Police Department, is one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform. He has received numerous accolades, including a Commanding Officer’s Award for exceptional duty, an NAACP Courage and Leadership Award, an International Documentary Association’s Courage Under Fire Award and a Doc Star of the Month Award. His new book is "An Inconvenient Cop."

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Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Gun Violence: The US Scourge
How did guns invade our society? Explore the effect of guns on our minds and sense of safety, how guns impact our criminal justice system and how law enforcement deals with gun use.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jennifer Carlson, Cameron McWhirter, Edwin Raymond
Moderator: Curt Prendergast
MLK and the Legacy of Racism
Our Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, but racism continues to be a part of American life. Our authors will talk about race from early abuses in the Jim Crow era to the struggles for equality led by Martin Luther King Jr. to issues in policing nationwide.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Eig, Antonia Hylton, Edwin Raymond
Moderator: Samuel Brown
Heavy Lifting of Social Reform
Can one person make a difference? Today our three panelists will explain how their personal experience and tireless research sought to do just that. Their books explore foster care, police training and discipline, and mental health treatment. All three issues affect minority communities. All three call for reform.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mark Daley, Antonia Hylton, Edwin Raymond
Moderator: Mary Chinwe Okoye

Book:
An Inconvenient Cop
My Fight to Change Policing in America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593653166
352 pages
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