Actualizing Equity Recap: Community Safety
In 2020, the murder of George Floyd amplified to the national and international spotlight the generations’ long efforts of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to seek justice for the devastating impacts of racist policing and envision new social systems to keep our communities safe, healthy and thriving. We know that safety and stability come, not from a reliance on policing and punishment, but from meeting fundamental human needs, like housing, jobs and healthcare. At our October 2020 Actualizing Equity event, we heard from community organizers from different issue areas who are elevating and advocating for the priorities that advance healing, stability, dignity and community connectedness.
- Ebony Adedayo, City of Minneapolis Division of Race and Equity’s ReCAST Program
- Isabel Chanslor, Midway Rise Up
- Jamie Kavanah, Jewish Community Action
- Nekessa Opoti, Black Immigrant Collective
- Cindy Vue, Our Streets MPLS