September 23rd at 5pm ET
How do we co-create a world without prisons? We must cultivate the communities that support change, empathy, and accountability. Reimagining Safety gathers years of organizing wisdom through a conversation between Feedom Freedom’s, Myrtle Thompson-Curtis, and In Our Names Network member, Cat Brooks moderated by Tawana Petty. Together we will learn how they are reimagining communal safety and reclaiming their healthy and safe communities without police.
ASL interpretation and CART (English) provided.
Cat Brooks is an artivist, mother, community leader, and passionate public speaker. She is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, whose mission is to rapidly respond to and eradicate state violence in communities of color, and Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a statewide project that supports organizations working to radically transform the way communities of color are policed through organizing, communications, and policy.
Myrtle Thompson-Curtis is a life-long Detroiter and the Co-Founder and Director of Feedom Freedom Growers, a nonprofit that fosters health, education and creativity through participation in an urban garden. She is a member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Council and serves on the Board of the Jefferson-Chalmers Farmers Market. She is currently working to promote community safety and accountability by hosting workshops for ‘Green Chairs, not Green Lights,’ as well as transforming a once-abandoned house into the 291 Manistique Kulture Hub.
Tawana Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet, and author. She is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, data, and digital privacy rights education and racial justice and equity work. She is the National Organizing Director at Data for Black Lives and director of Petty Propolis, a Black woman-led artist incubator primarily focused on cultivating visionary resistance through poetry, literacy and literary workshops, anti-racism facilitation, and social justice initiatives.