Street Address: 
DC Public Library--Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library 1630 7th St NW,
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Hosted by: SURJ DC

Many of us have become aware of policing as a problem as a result of the Movement for Black Lives, but still don't understand the many ways policing hurts black and brown people - or what we can make a change in our day to day lives. Come hear from our partners about how an arrest can affect a life, and the ways that policing has been used in DC as a tool of gentrification and oppression. You'll leave with a list of alternatives to calling the police and steps to consider before picking up the phone. Speakers will include Beverly Smith community activist, co-founder of Pan-African Community Action, founder of Circle of Love and Support; Tracye, community activist, Black Lives Matter; and Silvia Smith, public defender, and you can RSVP, and you can RSVP at

SURJ also seeks to live its values by financially supporting our partners and compensating people of color who take the time to educate us and lend us their skills. If you are able, please support our speakers by making a $10 donation. You can donate at by including "Alternatives to Calling the Police" in the "Notes." (All funds collected will go directly to the first two speakers).

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