2021 Events

Night Out for Safety and Liberation events - both in-person/socially distancing and online - will be taking place on August, 3rd 2021. Find an event in your city below.

California

Organization: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Where: Restore Oakland, 1419 34th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
When: Tuesday, August 3; 5 PM - 8 PM
What: A free community event with food, raffles, community and wellness resources, live music, performances, and activities to bring the community together and reimagine what safety and joy is without policing.
 
Organization: South Coast Organizing for Radical Equity
Where: Point Arena, CA
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: This will be a small community gathering with food, conversation and mutual aid/resource distribution.
 
Organization: El Sereno for All
Where: El Sereno Community Garden, 5466 Huntington Drive, El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA 90032
When: Tuesday, August 3; 6 PM - 9 PM
What: This event will feature speakers, healers, artists, and street vendors. The Peoples Pantry LA and El Sereno Community Fridge will distribute free food. More event info and registration here.
 
Organization: Rhoda Avenue Neighbors
Where: Rhoda Avenue, Oakland, CA
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: Our event is a neighborhood block party with neighbors and community members on Rhoda Avenue in the Dimond District.
 
Organization: Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: Our event will promote the use of ”MH First Sacramento”, a project of the Anti Police-Terror Project, and “model for non-police response to mental health crisis.” RJIP will educate and support community efforts in implementing MH First (mental health first) while centering California Indigenous people, and utilizing community organizing and advocacy to restore justice to these communities and ancestral homelands.
 
Organization: San Francisco Interrupting Racial Profiling, San Francisco Black Wall Street, and Californians for Safety and Justice
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: Being a good neighbor is sharing space, not colonizing it. San Francisco’s Black residents are reclaiming our own space and place in our City’s shifting neighborhoods. We must honor the land and the legacy of those who came before us.

Massachusetts

Organization: Sisters Unchained
Where: Virtual
When: Tuesday, August 3; 1 PM - 2 PM
What: Our youth members will host a virtual poetry event about reimagining safety from the perspective of daughters with incarcerated parents. Poetry will be focused on the affects of capitalism on the livelihoods of young Black women and their mental health. This will be a zoom event.
 
Organization: Prophetic Resistance Boston
Where: Boston, MA
When: Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7
What: Prophetic Resistance Boston is hosting our Night Out for Safety and Liberation events August 6th and 7th in two Boston neighborhoods. The event will include bouncy houses, free food and drinks, entertainment, DJ, poets, art, resource tables, National Guard Game Van, and giveaways.
 

Minnesota

Organization: Powderhorn Action Group
Where: Minneapolis, MN
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: This event will be a partnership between our neighborhood/block groups and Organic Oneness- a grassroots, social justice organization that co-creates with communities to mobilize systemic change, healing, and wellness, foregrounding Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We'll host a neighborhood block party, just a couple blocks from George Floyd Square, with food, music, and conversations about reimagining public safety.

Missouri

Organization: Organization for Black Struggle
Where: St. Louis, MO 
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: TBD

New York

Organization: YA-YA Network
Where: Mayday, 176 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
When: Tuesday, August 3; 3:30 PM - 7 PM
What: Calling youth and allies who know that safety is beyond police: This is an event rooted in holistic community. Focused on strategizing for a world where we can be safe- beyond police, cages, and borders.
Celebrate with us: Food, performances, youth-led workshops, and healing/wellness spaces will all be present to define what #SaftetyIs. Register here

North Carolina

Organization: REI
Where: Greensboro, NC
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: Gorrell St. Neighborhood Association

Ohio

Organization: River Valley Organizing
Where: Portsmouth, OH
When: Tuesday, August 3
 
Organization: River Valley Organizing
Where: East Liverpool, OH
When: Tuesday, August 3

Oregon

Organization: Black & Beyond the Binary Collective
Where: 5633 SE Division, Portland, OR
When: Tuesday, August 3; 4 PM - 8 PM
What: A free community event led by Black queer and trans youth; featuring a kids’ zone, live music, free food, community and health resources, and more. There will also be education on local and national Black trans leaders, as well as an altar to honor the Black trans lives we’ve lost this year.

Texas

Organization: Grassroots Leadership / Texas Advocates for Justice
Where: Austin, TX
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: TBD
 
Organization: Grassroots Leadership / Texas Advocates for Justice
Where: 4407 New Orleans Street, Houston, TX, 77020
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: "NOSL on-the-go!" We will be hosting the event at our new office in Houston. There will be resource tables including voter registration, snacks and giveaways, a DJ and photo booth area.

Utah

Organization: Decarcerate Utah
Where: Jordan Park, 1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
When: Tuesday, August 3; 5 PM
What: A celebration at Jordan Park with the skate babes and including fun activities for youth! Stay updated on our Facebook event.

Washington

Organization: Statewide Poverty Action Network
Where: TBD, Seattle, WA
When: Tuesday, August 3
What: Hosting a community celebration and a community listening session.