EVENTS

 

On August 7th, 2018, organizations across the country will host block parties, rallies, teach-ins, and other community gatherings to define what safety means to them. We'll be updating this page as organizations confirm their events, so keep checking back to find a #NOSL2018 event near you.

ARIZONA

Phoenix

Organization: Trans Queer Pueblo
Where: 1726 E Roosevelt St. Phoenix Arizona 85006
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time-TBD
What: What does safety and liberation mean for trans and queer migrants and people of color? We will gather the 7th of August as LGBTQ+ migrants and communities of color to end criminalization and state violence, create autonomous wellbeing, and imagine a world of safety and liberation for our communities. At "Queer-més por la Seguridad y Liberación #NOSL18." Community members will share food and company while cycling through stations to write letters to LGBTQ+ migrants in detention, get STI and HIV testing, participate in traditional healing and create a vision quilt to collectively imagine our trans queer future and be part of making Phoenix a safe place for all.  
 

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles

Organization: Justice Not Jails
Where: Ward AME Church, Los Angeles, CA
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time - TBD
What: Moderated panel discussion with activists and members of law enforcement oversight boards including the Police Commission and the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission.
 

Oakland

Organization: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Where: San Antonio Park, 1701 E 19th St, Oakland, CA 94606
When: Tuesday, August 7; 5 pm-8 pm
What: We're creating a safezone free of #BBQBeckys and #JoggerJoes in 2018! Gather in San Antonio Park for an evening of food, music, poetry, face painting, games, health & wellness services, educational resources and more.

Richmond

Organization: RYSE Youth Center
Where: 205 41st St., Richmond, CA
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time -TBD
What: Enjoy food, activities for youth and families, community resources, and discussions on safety and liberation for our communities. 
 

Stockton

Organization: Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
Where: Stockton, CA-TBD
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time-TBD
What: Join us for a community block party! 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington

Organization: Movement for Black Lives DC
Where: TBD, Washington, DC
When: Tuesday, August 7; 5P-9P
What: Join the Movement for Black Lives DC for a night of food, art, music, performances, conversation, and more! Building safer communities starts with building connections between neighbors. Childcare, ASL interpretation, and food will be provided.
 

MICHIGAN

Detroit

Organization: Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan
Where: Marygrove College- 8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time-TBD
What: Community event on campus grounds with food, music, spoken word, the visual arts, and small group breakout sessions on various issues that represent what safety and liberation means. There will also be onsite childcare and activities for children of all ages.
 

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis 

Where: Block Party at 28th Avenue & 30th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
When: Tuesday, August 7; 5p-7p
What: Join us for a Block Party to gather with fellow community members as we discuss solutions with neighbors about alternatives to policing in our neighborhoods.  
 
 

NEW YORK

New York

Organization: Enlace-in collaboration with Freedom Cities 
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: Tuesday, August 7; TBD
What: As NYPD prepares for their night out against crime we prepare for Night Out for Safety and Liberation. This NOSL we will rally against the rampant police brutality and the precincts responsible for the racist murder of Black and Brown people. Freedom Cities NYC will be coordinating with multiple community organizations linking police brutality to the rampant gentrification of Brooklyn and the hyper-criminalization of Black and Brown people. It is important that our communities redefine what safety means to use and instead of the imposed and forced term of safety being law enforcement. 
 

OHIO

Akron

Organization: Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Where: 482 S.Arlington St, Akron, OH 
When: Tuesday, August 7; 5-8p
What: Join us as we discuss our goals to change the conversation about public safety, so that is less focused on fear, punishment, and criminalization and more focused on ways we can build equity and power by investing in our communities. Theme: Peace For Your Mind Body & Soul.
 

OREGON

Portland

Organization: Enlace - Portland
Where: tinyurl.com/PDXSafetyIs (Register to receive location info)
When: Tuesday, August 7; 4p-8p
What: Join us to share food, music, stories and celebrate our communities as we create a safe, joyous space that is multi-racial, multi-sector, and that centralizes pro-Blackness and youth of color leadership. Free food, kids' space, workshops, music performances, interactive community art, healing and self-care activities, tenants’ rights' intake, prisoner letter writing station, and expungement clinic. NOSL exists as a space where our communities stand together against criminalization and policing, and toward a vision of safety that leaves no community behind. At NOSL, we can practice bringing our visions of liberation into the now.  
 

TEXAS

Houston

Organization: Grassroots Leadership/Texas Advocates for Justice-Houston
Where: Holman St. Baptist Church- 3501 Holman St, Houston TX 77004
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time-TBD
What: Block party on Holman St, featuring a family friendly environment with a kid’s zone. Various community organizations will be on site providing information on various resources and information important to the community. We will have music, speakers, and food. 
 

WASHINGTON

Auburn

Organization: Statewide Poverty Action Network
Where: Auburn, Washington
When: Tuesday, August 7; Time-TBD
What: Join us for a community block party!