Safety Series: Alternatives to Calling the Cops
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 2 – 4 p.m.
Safety Series: Alternatives to Calling the Cops
Wherenon-library location
AddressMagnuson Park Community Center:
Building 406, 6344 NE 74th Street, Seattle WA 98115, in the View Ridge Room
AudienceKids & Families, Teens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryWhat are alternatives to calling the cops when we care about racial justice and overpolicing?
DescriptionHow can learning transformative justice help keep our communities safer? Almost two years ago, the Sandpoint community was rocked by the death of Charleena Lyles, a local mother who died after reporting a burglary to the police during a mental health crisis. This Saturday’s conversation explores alternatives to calling the police using Charleena’s and other police deaths to understand the ways that police shootings disproportionately affect Indigenous, Black and Brown communities. Along the way we will discuss anti-racism, de-escalation, and conflict resolution resources. This program is free and open to the public and made possible with support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation and will be accompanied by a digital art display by the children from Charleena’s housing complex.
AccommodationsWe can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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