TPP grantee Take Back Our Streets presents:
REAL TALK: THE FORCE
* Panel * Film * Food * Art *
What is working and what is not working in our communities in terms of public safety? In what ways can we hold law enforcement and local government accountable for issues that affect residents of color? Join us for a screening of highlights from “The Force,” a documentary that goes behind-the-scenes of the Oakland Police Department during recent scandals and misconduct. Screening is followed by a panel and dialogue from the people’s perspective on policing and safety as we move to action on what we can do to ensure the protection of our communities.
- Cat Brooks, Anti Police Terror Project
- Rev. Ben McBride, PICO California
- Reyna Duenez, sister of Ernest Duenez, Jr.
- Caesar Melvin Johnson, The Johnson Brothers
- Leo Mercer Terry, Mercer Brotherhood
***This is a no law enforcement zone to create a safe space for community members who have had traumatic experiences with officers.***
Take Back Our Streets (TBOS) Coalition is a collaborative and citywide united effort to implement direct street actions, education, training and healing to help solve community problems from within regarding public safety and the safety of Black, brown and native bodies. TBOS partners are The East Oakland Collective, The Johnson Brothers, Global Communication Education & Arts, and Melvin Cowan.