DESIGN WORKSHOP ENCOURAGES RETHINKING OF COMMUNITY SAFETY BEYOND POLICING
Reimagining Police: A Critical Design Workshop for Thunder Bay is a free 3 hour workshop hosted by New Directions Speakers’ School and Lakehead University’s RiVAL: the ReImagining Value Action Lab
Join us for an interactive workshop that will help members of the the Thunder Bay community to imagine new questions and answers to the current police crisis.
Most calls to the police are not for crimes– they are often from people seeking care for someone dealing with mental illness or addiction.
If the city is actually facing a crisis of care, and not a policing crisis, then what can we, as citizens, do?
Instead of gathering evidence about the failures of the police, which is a systemic national and international problem, this workshop aims to gather ideas from community members about what kinds of public services they want that would make Thunder Bay safer for everyone.
Join us for a critical design workshop, hosted by Cassie Thornton, an artist, activist, and co-director of the Reimagining Value Action Lab. Guest speaker Travis Hay, originally from Thunder Bay, will be contributing a historical perspective to the workshop that reviews key events in the development of the relationship between the Thunder Bay Police Service and First Nations Leadership in the region.
Snacks provided and childcare or bus fare stipends are available from RiVAL upon request.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by January 18.
Image: Josh McPhee “Left Behind” 2016 –> https://justseeds.org/product/left-behind/