Summit 2013

On August 17, 2013, concerned citizens, police accountability activists, police abuse survivors & civil liberties advocates will come from around the country to attend the 2nd Annual Police Accountability Summit in Austin, TX.

The 2nd Annual Peaceful Streets Project Police Accountability Summit will be an entertaining, educational and empowering experience for the community, and will serve as a celebration of our wildly successful year in the struggle against police abuse. We will be bringing in activists, speakers and entertainers from all over the country for this powerful event.

Headlining the event is keynote speaker Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party and long-time police accountability activist. In an attempt to aid African-American victims of police brutality and racial prejudice, Seale and the Black Panther Party pioneered the practice of cop watch by following police officers in their community, often times carrying rifles. As part of his speech, Seale will talk about how the camera is now a more powerful weapon against police abuse than the rifle was then.

The second keynote speech will come from Radley Balko, writer for the Huffington Post and author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Force. Other speakers include Carlos Miller of, Pete Eyre of and Antonio Buehler and John Bush, co-founders of the Peaceful Streets Project. Entertainers include B. Dolan who will perform Film the Police and Tatiana Moroz who will perform a song written for the Peaceful Streets Project.

Police Accountability Summit Tentative Program
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Complimentary snacks and refreshments)
1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705
FREE entry! Childcare provided!

10:00 am – 10:10 am
Richard Franlkin, our emcee
Salon C

10:10 am – 10:35 am
Alternatives to the Police State
John Bush, co-founder, Peaceful Streets Project
Salon C

10:35 am – 11:00 am
A Growing Movement
Pete Eyre, Cop Block and Jacob Crawford, We Cop Watch
Salon C

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Be Your Own Media
Carlos Miller, Photography is Not a Crime
Salon C

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session A: Why Do Cops Keep Killing Pet Dogs?
Julian Reyes, Steve Cauley, Mallory Robinson, Jeffrey Justice and others
Conference Room 301

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session B: Peaceful Streets Project Chapter Presentations
PSP-NYC, PSP-Sandusky, PSP-Houston, PSP-Manchester
Salon AB

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session C: Reigning in the Police Through Legislation
Heather Fazio 
Salon C

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session D: Memorial Strategy Session
John Bush 
Salon DE

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Breakout Session E: Victims Panel
William B. Scott, Chris Young, Lowaine Kelly and others
Salon DE

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Breakout Session F: Abolish the Police vs. Reform the Police
Mike McDaniel, Pete Eyre and others
Salon C

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Breakout Session G: Cop Watch Tactics
Harold Gray and Stephen Sheftall
Conference Room 301

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch, Entertainment and Discussion of Filming the Police
B. Dolan & Tatiana Moroz

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
The Militarized Police State
Radley Balko, Huffington Post

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm
Awards Ceremony
Antonio Buehler, co-founder, Peaceful Streets Project

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
From The Sixties To The Future…
Bobby Seale, co-founder, Black Panthers Party

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Book Signing

Bobby Seale, co-founder, Black Panthers Party
Radley Balko, author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
Bill Scott, author of The Permit

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Donors Reception
Requires pre-payment via IndieGogo or at registration

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We are offering this event free to the public. It is our goal to provide the tools and resources necessary to fight police abuse to all members of society, but we are very sensitive to the fact that marginalized communities such as the homeless, the impoverished and minority neighborhoods bear the brunt of police abuse. That is why we do not charge anyone to attend our conference, why we provide free snacks and beverages and why we provide free childcare.

However, bringing all of these great speakers to Austin, and putting them up, costs money. So does the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, as well as food and beverages, as does the marketing and merchandising that will accompany this event. We anticipate this event costing us at least $35,000. Of that, we hope that we can raise at least $25,000 through the Indiegogo campaign and at least another $10,000 through PayPal, Rally and direct contributions. Any excess money will be used to fund our next year of operations, to include legal defense for activists that get arrested while peacefully and lawfully engaging in direct action tactics to resist police abuse and corruption, as well as funding for the launching of new chapters globally.

For these reasons we ask you to please support us financially, even if you cannot attend the event. Please see our Indiegogo campaign (will go live today) to donate. You may also donate directly through our Rally or PayPal accounts, or by check or cash. Please go to our donation page for more information.