Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity through its Justice Not Jails program will conduct a training session on community organizing in Watts on Thursday, January 25th, at 7:00 PM. The training session will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church located at 1751 East 114th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059.
We will welcome Lt. Gena Brooks of the Los Angeles Police Department along with other law enforcement personnel from the Southeast Division.
Pastor Melanie Mays will lead the conversation on the topic “What Does Public Safety Look Like?” We will examine and explore what public safety means; what it is in our community now; what we want it to be; and what we can and must do to achieve our vision for public safety.
The conversation is open and engaging. It is not confrontational between law enforcement and residents. It is designed to be a cooperative engagement in understanding perspectives and expectations. It is not a conversation about individual and personal experiences; rather, how do we build a network of actively engaged partners to develop the reality of public safety in our community. What are the hindrances to public safety and how do we address, correct, and/or remove such barriers?
Please help spread the word about this important event.
–Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs