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Defund Fear

Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment

Zach Norris, Adam Lazarre-White (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/2/2021)
Hardcover (2/4/2020)
Compact Disc (5/5/2020)
MP3 CD (4/27/2021)
MP3 CD (5/5/2020)

Description

As the effects of aggressive policing and mass incarceration harm historically marginalized communities and tear families apart, how do we define safety? In a time when the most powerful institutions in the United States are embracing the repressive and racist systems that keep many communities struggling and in fear, we need to reimagine what safety means. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. In order to truly be safe, we are going to have to dismantle our mentality of Us vs. Them. By bridging the divides and building relationships with one another, we can dedicate ourselves to strategic, smart investments--meaning resources directed toward our stability and well-being, like healthcare and housing, education and living-wage jobs. This is where real safety begins.We Keep Us Safe is a blueprint of how to hold people accountable while still holding them in community. The result reinstates full humanity and agency for everyone who has been dehumanized and traumatized so they can participate fully in life, in society, and in the fabric of our democracy.

Dreamscape Media, 9781662076626

Publication Date: April 27, 2021