Are We Feeling Safer?: Public Safety and Community Care


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This is an in person event with a livestreaming option | Registration required for in person or livestream attendance

In person attendees are expected to follow Interference Archive’s Public Health Visiting Requirements

Two years after the largest street protest for racial justice in our history, Eric Adams won the mayoral race on a law and order platform and a pledge to “restore safety.” But is New York really unsafe? And for whom? In 2022, we experienced record levels of drug overdoses and homelessness and rising eviction cases but the Adams’ administration has responded to these crises with increased police presence, not programs for the public good. Can we imagine a different way to public safety? How are city policies on policing, violence prevention and mental health impacting New Yorkers? Come hear a panel of organizers and scholars talk about how you can help envision a plan for NYC that doesn’t involve a bigger budget for the NYPD.


Image credit: Ugly Duckling Presse, Hands Up! We Can’t Breathe (Brooklyn), letterpress signs, 2014

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