If we could over-incarcerate and over-police our way to public safety, we would be the safest country in the world. We already do that more than any other country in the world and more than several countries combined. It is time for 21st century solutions to public safety that are rooted in prevention and not just criminalization, rooted in community-based, equity focused methodologies that actually protect communities, civil liberties, Oakland values of justice, equity and humanity and free up law enforcement to deal with violent crimes rather than being the answer to every social ill our community has.
Join us for this workshop featuring Cat Brooks, the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response and healing justice in response to state violence across California. She recently ran for mayor of Oakland and has spent her life organizing to bring an end to unjust systems which sustain the privileges of the status quo. We invite you to join us and stay for as long as you are able.