Learn to have Transformative Conversations about Public Safety
We are in the midst of a transformative moment around the future of public safety in Minneapolis and beyond. One way in which we can engage thoughtfully and seriously with the call to imagine safety beyond policing is to have deep conversations with one another. These conversations, based on the “deep canvass model,” will be rooted in empathy, openness, and story-sharing.
The goal of this training is to learn and practice skills for having conversations with friends, neighbors, and fellow community members to uncover their real lived experience around safety. This training is a precursor to phone banks and other opportunities Jewish Community Action will set up to have conversations with our friends, neighbors, and community members about public safety.
This training is hosted by JCA and is being developed by a team of white, mostly Jewish, staff and members who are committed to efforts led by Black Visions and Reclaim the Block to transform public safety in Minneapolis. It is open to anyone committed to the process of engaging all who call Minneapolis home in creating systems of public safety that do not rely on policing. JCA will also be convening education/basebuilding circles for people interested in learning more deeply about calls to defund and abolish policing and the vision behind them.
This training will take place over Zoom. It will include breaks and conversations in pairs/small groups. Please register in advance to receive information, and let us know if you have any accessibility needs, such as captioning.
The training will involve discussion and personal story sharing related to safety, policing, and the uprising that followed MPD’s murder of George Floyd. The space will be trauma-informed and we will have virtual spaces for people to process if and as needed.
If you have any questions about the training please reach out to Jacob Kraus-Preminger via email or phone at (612) 405-4363.