Photo Essay: Police Chief Announces Youth Advisory Council

Editor’s Note: Last night, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced the creation of a Youth Advisory Council to work with the Fresno police department. Well over one hundred people packed into The Downtown Club to hear the announcement, made during the “I Am… We Are…” event hosted by Fresno Boys and Men of Color. Youth advocacy groups have been working with Fresno Police to create a place for young people in the community to have input on policing practices. The council will include at least 18 young people from around the city. The kNOw youth photographer Marissa Vang, 15, was at the event and captured these images.


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Tim Haydock (he/him/his)
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Communication from Fresno Pacific University and a Master’s in Theology and Film from Fuller Theological Seminary, Tim returned to his hometown community in Fresno. He spent over 5 years teaching courses on media production and theory at Fresno State University and Fresno Pacific University and was the academic advisor for the Fresno Pacific University student newspaper.

Tim joined his passions for storytelling, education and social justice in January, 2014 when he started running The kNOw Youth Media in Fresno. In May of 2016, Tim became Director of YouthWire, where he led four youth media programs across the state. In the two years Tim was director, YouthWire printed over 200,000 newspapers distributed in dailies across the state, sent reporters to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, was featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Fresno Bee, KQED and The New York Times’ Race/Related newsletter, and led storytelling training for over 75 youth from at least 12 different communities in California.

Tim currently serves on the journalism advisory board for Fresno City College and was a New America CA 2017 Fellow, the first from the Central Valley.

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