2019 Events

Night Out for Safety and Liberation events will be taking place on August 6th, 2019 in over 25 cities! Find an event near you below. Don't see an event in your city? Sign up to host one today!

Arizona

Phoenix

Organization: Poder in Action
Where: 5877 west. India School Rd. Phoenix, AZ
When: Tuesday, August 6 
What: Indoor event , tabling - literature around alternatives to police.  

Organization: Trans Queer Pueblo
Where: 1726 E Roosevelt St. Phoenix AZ 85006
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: A TQPOC centered event to define what #Safetyis for LGBTQ+ migrant and POC people in Phoenix. With art, performance and conversation we will create and envision a world past policing, persecution, cages and criminalization.

 

California

Oakland

Organization: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Where: San Antonio Park
When: Tuesday, August 6; 5:00-8:00 pm
What: A free community event with food, raffles, community resources, music, performances, food, games for kids, and activities to bring the community together and reimagine what safety and joy is without policing. There will be free haircuts for kids 14 and under by Eblendz on a first come first served basis.  

Richmond

Organization: RYSE Youth Center
Where: 205 41st St., Richmond, CA
When: Tuesday, August 6 
What: A youth-centered, critical, and celebratory space for imagining community-driven alternatives to criminalization and punishment. 

Sacramento

Organization: Sol Collective
Where: 2574 21st St., Sacramento, CA 95818
When: Tuesday, August 6 
What: Art and culture can be used as tools to activate/motivate people to approach, interact, understand, and coexist with their neighbors. Sol Collective plans on holding an evening with live performances, hands-on activities, self care activities, designed by Youth Leaders to encourage neighbors to come together around creating a safe community. The event will be held at Sol Collective Arts & Cultural center at the intersection of 4 very diverse neighborhoods and will encourage interaction between a wide group of residents.

Stockton

Organization: Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: This event will focus on moving beyond the punishment model for our youth and our communities and moving towards culturally rooted, healing centered practices

 

Colorado

Denver

Organization: Black & Pink
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: Community event focused on LGBTQ POC youth, their families, and community allies. We will be focusing on alternatives to policing, prison abolition, & community safety. The event is a collaboration between the Denver chapter of Black & Pink and Youth Seen.

District of Columbia

Washington

Organization: Stop Police Terror Project
Where: Berry Farms Recreation Center
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: Join us for story telling, political education, performances, food, vendors, and good times.

Florida

Tampa

Organization: Organize Florida
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: TBD

Louisiana

New Orleans

Organization: BreakOUT!
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6; TBD
What: TBD

Missouri

Kansas City

Organization: Communities Creating Opportunity
Where: Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: The event will draw attention to the increasing murder rate in zip code 64108. We need to shift budget priorities to address this concern.

New York

New York

Organization: Freedom to Thrive
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: Community gathering centering healing and stories of resilience to surveillance and policing.

North Carolina

Durham

Organization: Spirithouse and Forward Justice
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: Block party with performers, speakers, special guests 

Ohio

Columbus

Organization: Peoples Justice Project
Where: In the Linden Community
When: August 6
What: We will be sharing alternatives to Policing in Black Communties in Columbus Ohio. Join us for community conversations and complete a survey on reimagining Safe & Healthy Communities in Columbus.

Organization: Southern Orchards Civic Association
Where: Family Missionary Baptist Church (996 Oakwood Avenue)
When: August 6; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What: For our 2nd year, the Southern Orchards Civic Association and Family Missionary are excited to come together for Night Out for Safety and Liberation! Southern Orchards is a neighborhood rich in history, diversity, and culture. We strive to create opportunities that make our community safe, healthy, and strong. As a neighborhood that
is changing, together we’re working to redefine and re-imagine what development, public safety, access to quality food, education, healthcare, and jobs means for our community. Our goal is to change the conversation about public safety to be less focused.

Oregon

Portland

Organization: Freedom to Thive
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
Description: TBD

Texas

Austin

Organization: Texas Advocates for Justice and Grassroots Leadership
Where: 3121 East 12th St. Austin TX 78702 (office)
When: Tuesday, August 6; 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What: We will be hosting NOSL at our new location. We will invite our community, ally and partners. We will have speakers, a live band, music, food, entertainment, bouncy house, and community.

Organization: Texas Advocates for Justice and Grassroots Leadership
Where: Bread of Life, Inc 2019 Crawford Houston, Texas 77002
When: Tuesday, August 6; 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What: Panel discussions, Kid's zone, Young Adult panel discussion, food, art exhibit, silent auction, resource tables, vendors.

Houston

Organization: Texas Advocates for Justice
Where: Bread of Life, Inc 2019 Crawford Houston, Texas 77002
When: Tuesday, August 6; TBD
What:  Panel discussions, Kid's zone, Young Adult panel discussion, food, art exhibit, silent auction, resource tables, vendors.

San Antonio

 

San Marcos

Organization: Mano Amiga
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What: We will be focusing on promoting options to incarceration and pre-trial services for low-income people. Open mic - poetry , spoken word / lead progra.

South Dallas

Organization: Our City Our Budget Coalition,  Local Progress 
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What: A neighborhood block party that will continue our efforts to fight for a public safety that is beyond spending money on policing.
 

Utah

Salt Lake City

Organization: Utah Poor People's Campaign
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, August 6
What:  TBD

Washington

Seattle

Organization: Statewide Poverty Action Network
Where: 220 Union Ave. Southeast Olympia, WA 98501(YWCA)
When: Tuesday, August 6
What: TBD

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