Sal, a Fruitvale resident that volunteered to do security during the 8/7 Block Party, talks about how a major part of creating safe spaces is building community.
A lot of times people think we need to call the police for security, but if we reach out to community members and initiate some dialogue to get on the same page, then we can definitely come together and create our own safe spaces and communities. How do YOU create safe spaces in your home/school/at work/in your neighborhood? PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!
For examples of organizations that work to create safe & healthy communites, check out some of our Community Allies.