Over the summer, our country has watched in horror as boundless accounts of police violence against Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities and the mistreatment of protesters who rise up to speak out against these atrocities move across our news feeds and TV screens. As we bear witness to the pervasive racism that continues to plague our criminal legal system, we must confront the stark realities of racialized policing in our society. We must reimagine our system of police violence and mistrust and replace it with alternative, civilian-led services that ensure public safety.
Join us on October 15 at noon for the second of a three-part webinar series as we discuss the origins of policing and why calls for reform are not enough to eliminate discriminatory enforcement practices, how we must redirect resources from draconian police departments to services that are responsive to addressing our neighbors’ needs, and how advocates can demand revolutionary change from their local officials that promotes community safety without the dependence of law enforcement.
As a community we must move beyond a system of policing, caging and punishment to keep our neighbors safe by reimagining solutions and interventions that promote dignity, anti-racism, and freedom from the fear of state-sanctioned violence.