Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Niyo Gumbs

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Reimagine Safety

Sistas & Brothas United young people have been at the forefront of the Police Free School fight in NYC and thought this campaign they have had to navigate challenging conversations about safety. In this workshop facilitators will share how they have supported communities to reimagine what safety looks like without the reliance on police and policing practices that predominately harm BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities. Youth leaders will guide participants through challenging conversations about how the dominate narrative of safety has been utilized to criminalize and not provide support such as quality health care, academic support, jobs, affordable housing and more.

Speakers: Crystal Reyes, Niyo Gumbs