SafetyIs: A Night Out for Real Talk About Structural Injustice

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Tuesday, August 2 – 7 p.m. – Ward AME Church
1177 West 25th Street – Los Angeles

Free and Open to All

The LAPD and other police departments around the US are calling Tuesday night “A Night Out Against Crime.” They basically want communities motivated by fear to rally around law enforcement.

Our Night Out for Safety and Liberation is about hope and change, not fear. We invite YOU to be part of an open conversation on 40 years of deliberate disinvestment in low-income communities of color and why we need to demand deep structural change in order to enjoy real safety.

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors will give brief framing remarks; after that this will be your meeting: everyone’s voice will be heard as we struggle together toward a common demand.

Presented by Justice Not Jails and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. Co-sponsored by ACLU, AME Ministerial Alliance, Drug Policy Alliance, Fair Chance Project, LA No More Jails, LA Progressive, LA Regional Reentry Partnership, Progressive Christians Uniting, and Youth Justice Coalition.

For more information click here. To read a newly-published op-ed on why this conversation is necessary, click here.

Peter Laarman

About Peter Laarman

Rev. Peter Laarman serves on the Justice Not Jails steering committee. He formerly directed Progressive Christians Uniting, the LA-based network of activist individuals and congregations that first launched Justice Not Jails in 2012 as a multifaith initiative. He served as the senior minister of New York’s Judson Memorial Church from 1994 to 2004. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, Peter spent 15 years as a labor movement strategist and communications specialist prior to training for ministry.