People Power Action Event

Decarceration and Public Safety


518 Valencia Street – Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics

518 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Date and Time:

Thursday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.


lisa church, Melissa Hernandez, Amanda Young

Attendee count:

48 attendees

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      Event Description:

      “Public safety” has often been used to justify increasing police presence in communities of color, prosecuting quality of life offenses, and continuing the crisis of mass incarceration. After decades of policies reinforcing increased interactions with the criminal justice system, it is clear that these policies are not working. Join the San Francisco chapter of the ACLU and its guest panelists as we explore how alternatives to policing and incarceration are ultimately more effective ways to promote public safety for all of us.

      Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

      Directions to event:

      Just off 16th Street on Valencia Street. 16th Street BART station, Muni Metro J-Church Line, Muni 14, 22, 33, and 49 lines all stop nearby. Several paid parking lots off 16th Street.