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Beyond Gang Injunctions: A Community Discussion

Oakland is notorious for a high level of homicide and violent crime.

So, how do we keep our communities safe?!

Gang injunctions are the latest proposal for law enforcement. They are part of a continuing strategy of policing and prosecution that promises to reduce gang violence and promote safety.

But some argue that these strategies siphon money away from crucial community programs, attack civil liberties, and increase racial profiling and police violence on young black and brown men (exacerbating the problem and strengthening the cycle of violence).

If Gang Injunctions aren’t the solution, then what is?

Join National Radio Project, producers of Making Contact, for an engaging Community Discussion on Gang Injunctions (in North Oakland and the Fruitvale neighborhoods.) in our search for healthier alternative solutions.

Saturday, May 7th

2:30-4:30pm

EastSide Arts Alliance

2277 International Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94606-5003



We’ll hear from:

* George Galvis, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
* Sagnicthe Salazar, Stop the Injunction Coalition
* Eric K. Arnold, Oakland Local
* Whitney Walton, Critical Resistance
* And YOU! (there’ll be plenty of time for Questions and Answers)

Sponsored by National Radio Project, producers of Making Contact.
Co-sponsored by First Voice Apprenticeship at KPFA

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Making Contact is a nationally syndicated, award-winning weekly public affairs program offered for free to community radio stations and is currently broadcast on 139 stations in 39 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Our shows provide accessible information and analysis on a broad range of issues such as immigration, the environment, prisons, economic justice, racism, and war. Listen at National Radio Project.


Created: 04-27-2011


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