How do we ensure that

black lives matter

in North Park?

The Hollywood-North Park Community Association is convening a series of community conversations about the Black Lives Matter movement and its implications for community, democracy, and justice. All members of our community are welcome to participate.

Police Accountability:
What is the best policy for our community and for Chicago?
Presentation, Q & A, Civil Conversation
Session 2 Readings

Changing how we fund public safety

La Spata, Daniel, et al. “Cutting funding for police could lead to a better and safer Chicago.” Chicago Sun-Times. 8 June 2020.

Creating a spectrum response to public safety concerns 

Thompson, Christie. “This City Stopped Sending Police to Every 911 Call.” The Marshall Project. 7 July 2020.

Schmidt, John. “Commentary: A mental health response team for 911 calls could save lives.” Chicago Tribune. 25 Aug 2020.

Claiming public safety as a community-based priority 

Pearly, Betsy. “NeighborhoodStat: Strengthening Public Safety Through Community Empowerment.” American Progress. 2 Oct. 2019.

Session 2 took place on September 2.

Session 1 took place on Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Focus questions: How do we want to engage with the police in our community? How do we want the police to engage with us?

The following sources informed our first conversation on July 1:

These additional sources (both readings and videos) were suggested as a follow-up:

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