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Alternatives to the Police & Prison: an Intro Workshop
Date Saturday November 21
Time 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
South Branch -- Berkeley Public Library (1901 Russell St, Berkeley)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorCharlotte Halloran-Couch
Emailalternativesafety-admin [at]
***Please RSVP by 11/18 if possible***
Email alternativesafety-admin [at] lists [dot] riseup [dot] net
Call 510-224-5950.
or RSVP on Facebook (

Are you tired of racist, classist, ableist and anti-homeless policing? Want to deal with crisis and conflict in other ways?

When the police fail to “protect and serve,” who can we turn to in moments of need? How can we respond to conflict and crisis without the punishment and violence that comes with policing and prisons? What would take to build and use alternative responses in our own lives and communities?

Come out to talk about these questions and more.

If folks want to share (optional, of course), there will be time to talk about situations from our lives and brainstorm responses that prioritize de-escalation, accountability, healing and preventing harm.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of their stance on the police. However, the focus of this workshop will be on considering options other than the police.

Snacks will be provided.

Wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. PLEASE NOTE: This event is not sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library. Groups and organizations may use meeting rooms when they are not being used for activities sponsored by the Library. Permission to use the meeting rooms does not imply Library endorsement of the goals, policies or activities of any group or organization. For more information on meeting rooms at the Berkeley Public Library, visit
Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 7th, 2015 11:11 PM

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