Night Out for Safety and Liberation events - both in-person/socially distancing and online - will be taking place on August, 1st 2023.
Where: 3939 Bissell Ave, Richmond, CA 94805
When: Tuesday, August 1st 4-7:30pm
What: Join us as we reimagine safety and celebrate our community knowledge and strength through art activities, performances, a resource fair, a live podcast, food trucks, & MORE! This is a FREE community event open to ALL ages. Register here.
Organization: We Keep Us Safe Collective
Where: The Watts Family Maryvale YMCA, 3825 N 67th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85033
When: Tuesday, August 1st, 7-10 pm MST
What: The public launch of the We Keep Us Safe Collective: a radical community movement started by BLM Phx Metro, Poder In Action, Trans Queer Pueblo, and White People Against White Supremacy. Our four organizations came together to build the knowledge, skills, capacity, and confidence of our communities to effectively address harm, conflicts, and crises in their everyday lives, within their own neighborhoods, without relying on police. This is a free, family-friendly event where we will dialogue about urgent safety topics affecting us in Phoenix, and make plans to enhance specific aspects of safety through community trainings. There will be a live DJ, drag performances, food, refreshments, and much more!
Here are a list of events from 2022 for reference
Organization: Reinvest in Conway and Faulkner County Library
Where: Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St, Conway, AR 72032
When: Tuesday, August 2; 5 pm - 8 pm
Organization: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Where: Josie de la Cruz Park, 1637 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
When: Tuesday, August 2; 4:30 PM - 8 PM
What: A free community event with food, games, community and wellness resources, live music, performances, and activities to bring the community together and reimagine what safety and joy is without policing.
Organization: SF Interrupting Racial Profiling, SF Black Wall Street, Californians for Safety and Justice and Uncle Damien
Where: Mission Creek Park Amphitheater, 290 Channel Street, San Francisco, CA
When: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
What: Safety Is Keeping Black Space and Place during demographic shift. Keep communities together and thriving by joining us for free food, fun and entertainment.
Organization: Oakland Public Library, Dimond Branch
Where: 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
When: Tuesday, August 2nd; 6:00-7:30 PM
What: A free community event with games and button making for the kids and activities to bring the community together to explore ways of keeping our community safe and resourced.
Organization: Valley Justice Collective, West Valley People’s Alliance, and Angelica for Congress
Where: Woodley Park, Section 1, 6076 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA, 91406
When: Tuesday, August 2; 4:00 -7:00 PM
What: A free community event with food, games, resources, music, and kids' activities to unite the Valley around collective community care and a world without policing.
Organization: Equity and Transformation
Where: The West Side Justice Center 601 S. California Ave, Chicago, IL
When: Tuesday, August 2nd 5:30-7:30
What: A free community event where Equity and Transformation and our partners will be discussing upcoming legislation and policy created by Us and for Us that decriminalizes our communities and keeps our neighborhoods safe outside of policing. Food, refreshments and voter registration will be available.
Organization:Organization for Black Struggle
Where: Barrett Brothers Park, 5817 St. Louis Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63120
When: Tuesday, August 2; 6 pm - 8 pm
What: A free community event with food, live musical performances, and activities themed around promoting and establishing community-driven public safety systems.
Organization:Powderhorn/George Floyd Square neighbors
Where: 10th Ave South, from 36th to 38th Streets, Minneapolis, MN
When: Tuesday, August 2 from 6 - 9 pm
What: Come out for this free community block party to get to know your neighbors, eat some delicious food, enjoy music and kids' activities! We are bringing neighbors together and reimagine safety and joy without policing.
Organization: River Valley Organizing
Where: Finish Line Bar & Grill, 1120 Pennsylvania Ave, East Liverpool, OH 43920
When: Wednesday, August 3 at 6:30pm
What: A free community event with a panel of local and regional leaders who will talk about how clean air and water, reducing the harm associated with using drugs, and voting all play a part in making our communities safe.
Organization: River Valley Organizing
Where: Bannon Park, 14th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662
When: Friday, August 5 at 6:30pm
What: A free community event with free food, school supplies, and resources to bring the community together and reimagine what safety means in our communities.
Organization: Cosmic Colored Gurl Media
Where: 9940 WHITE ROCK TRAIL, Dallas, TX 75238
When: Tuesday, August 2; 3pm - 8pm
What: Free medical pop up clinic, fresh produce, free housing resources and mutual aid.
Org: Grassroots Leadership
Where: Finnigan Park Community Center 4900 Providence St. Houston, Tx 77020
When: Tuesday Aug 2; 5:30 - 7:30pm
What: A free community event with food, community and safety resources, live music, performances, and activities to bring the community together to reimagine what safety is without policing. Masks are recommended.