Join Ramon Hamilton, Khalil Cumberbatch and Anthony N. Morgan as they discuss Policing In Communities Of Color on the first edition of The Trifecta Rapport.
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Ramon Hamilton – Think Ten Media Group
Ramon Hamilton is a talented filmmaker committed to telling dynamic stories. Co-founder of Think Ten Media Group, Ramon is primarily a Writer/Director, who also has skills as a Camera Operator and Editor. His film, SMUGGLED, received 15 Official Selections and 5 Best Of Awards on the Film Festival circuit in 2012, including Best Dramatic Feature of the Mexico International Film Festival. SMUGGLED tells the story of a 9 year-old boy and his mother as they are smuggled into the U.S. in a small compartment of a tourist bus.
Additional notable film credits for Ramon include: “Rachel’s Fortune”, which he directed and co-produced and which was an official selection at several film festivals, winning top honors as Best Film for Youth at Toronto’s COMMFest (Community Film Festival); “Inclusion Through the Arts: Special Children’s Art Foundation”, a short documentary film he directed, produced and shot accepted into the Picture This Film Festival in Toronto; “The Hiding”, a feature-length narrative film he directed and produced that is now available at major retail and rental outlets; and “Grandma’s House”, which he produced and has also done well on the international film festival circuit. He also has a documentary project, “Underdogs: The Story of a Successful Public School”, currently in post-production. Additionally, through the Script 2 Screen program, Ramon has mentored several youth film projects and young filmmakers, including helping students create films that explore important issues, such as a project he worked on regarding the subject of homelessness with a group of youth at Peachland Elementary School in Santa Clarita, CA and a film project focused on social change with the Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Los Angeles, CA.
Ramon holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Psychology (2003). As a filmmaker, he got his start at UMass and while studying abroad in Egypt. Ramon is a member of NALIP and has served, in the past, on the Equal Employment Opportunity Board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
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Khalil A. Cumberbatch is a formerly incarcerated advocate for social justice movements within the NYC area. He has worked within the reentry community in NYC since 2010 when he was released after serving almost seven years in the NYS prison system. Since his release,Khalil has worked with various non-profits as a service provider, policy analytic, advisor, board member, collaborator, and consultant.
Khalil graduated from CUNY Lehman College’s MSW program in May 2014 where he was awarded the Urban Justice Award for his work with underserved and marginalized communities that are negatively impacted by not only mass incarceration, but also high poverty and unemployment rates, lack of access to quality education, and other ineffective social “safety nets.”
Khalil currently serves as Policy Associate for the Legal Action Center, the only non-profit law-and-policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.
Khalil is the Founder and President of Kinetic Solutions, a consultant company that focuses on the assessment, implementation, and management of multiple social media outlets for agencies within the NYC area. Khalil also serves as the Communications and Development Manager and periodic guest host for On The Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report, a radio program that is exclusively hosted and produced by formerly incarcerated individuals.
Khalil has recently focused his efforts on the concept of perpetual punishment from harsh immigration policies for non-citizens who have criminal justice involvement. He serves as the Strategic Initiatives Consultant at the Immigrant Defense Project, a legal impact-litigation non-profit that promotes fundamental fairness for immigrants accused or convicted of crimes by working to transform unjust deportation laws and policies and educating and advising immigrants, their criminal defenders, and other advocates.
In December 2014, Khalil was one of two recipients to receive an Executive Pardon from NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent his deportation from the United States. Also, Khalil was recently selected from over 110 applicants as one of 20 leaders in JustLeadershipUSA 2015 Inaugural Leading With Conviction
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Anthony N. Morgan
Anthony N. Morgan is a lawyer and the Human Rights, Equity and Diversity Advisor at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. He is passionately committed to social justice and serving the principles of equity, civic engagement, and multiculturalism, interests he often explores as blogger for the Huffington Post Canada. Anthony has worked as a research assistant for both a sitting judge of the Court of Quebec, Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traore, and McGill mLaw professor, Adelle Blackett. He has also worked as a civil-rights advocate at the Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations in Montreal, and an associate editor of the *McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy*. In 2009-2010, he served as President of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada.
Anthony maintains an active interest in matters concerning Black Canadian social and political affairs, and Caribbean diaspora politics. In February 2012, he was one of 12 people to be officially recognized as a Black History Month Laureate by Quebec’s Roundtable on Black History Month. In addition to holding both a LL.B (Common Law) and B.C.L. (Civil Law) from McGill University, Faculty of Law, he holds an Hons. Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Ethics, Society & Law.
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