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November 29, 2023 at 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Build Coffee

Chicago Conversations Part 2: Public Safety Beyond Police

Join us for the second of a four-part public discussion series focused on Chicago’s left political landscape and movements!

Build Coffee

6100 S. Blackstone Avenue Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637 United States


Join Haymarket Books for Chicago Conversations: The Fight for Public Safety Beyond Police at Build Coffee, 6100 S Blackstone Ave. in Hyde Park.

This is the second event in our four-part public discussion series on Chicago’s left political landscape and movement. We’ll be talking about advancements on movement demands for Treatment Not Trauma, which will expand non-police responses to mental health crises and re-open clinics as a front-end investment in public health and safety, and the Peacebook, which will expand violence prevention efforts led by youth peacekeepers instead of cops. Still, Chicago’s police budget is almost $2 billion and makes up around 40% of our city budget – so what does a vision for reallocating resources from policing toward a more holistic type of investment in public safety look like? What power do our movements need, but not yet have, to make this vision a reality? What are concrete steps our city can take?

Come talk through these important questions as we imagine and strategize toward public safety beyond police! We’ll be joined by Alderwoman Rossanna Rodriguez of Chicago’s 33rd Ward, Miracle Boyd of GoodKids MadCity, and Tamar Manasseh of Mothers Against Senseless Killings. The conversation will be moderated by Asha Ransby-Sporn.

****Please note this event will take place at Build Coffee, 6100 S Blackstone Ave.***

***For the safety of our speakers we ask that all attendees be masked in the event space during the program. Following the program we will have some light refreshments and space for more informal conversations.***