Community Safety Workgroup
This workgroup is an attempt to put together a replicable process for communities to build security and safety beyond the societally proscribed police state and institutional apparatus. This is a structured workshop to plan ways to keep our communities safe at all levels. Accountability, education and public perception, community crisis response, cops and alternatives, domestic & sexual violence, connected communities, and making the police obsolete.
We will discuss what some of the small workgroups are doing and have done. We will talk about our vision for a world without coercive authority. We will work on creating new efforts and projects that provide safety in our communities.
Thu Sep 15 5:30pm – 7pm Pacific Time
SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Community Safety Workgroup
Links and resources that are helpful:
- Santa Cruz Community Safety Workgroup
"A structured workshop to plan ways to keep our communities safe at all levels. Here are just some of the challenges we are attempting to tackle: accountability, education and public perception, community crisis response, cops and alternatives, defense of communities, domestic & sexual violence, isolation and alienation, mutual support and solidarity, and making the police obsolete."
- Bad Cop Santa Cruz
"We seek to document the abuse of authority and highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges. By documenting police actions... we encourage transparency and hold police accountable. If you are familiar with CopWatch projects, this is a way of documenting what we see when we are watching"
- Police Obsolescence Project
"Working toward a world without police. Some of the efforts of this Santa Cruz, California workgroup include CopWatch, know your rights, police accountability, alternatives to calling the police, and education about police, courts, and jails."
- Blue Light Safety Project
"A Santa Cruz local community effort to provide temporary safe spaces for people who are feeling unsafe. Community members who want to provide a safe space to those in need simply put a blue light on their house."