This is a free event, however we are asking folks to register if they are attending so we can make sure we have enough materials and snacks for everyone. You can register here: https://bpt.me/3189568
With the current manifestations of violence and hatred under the Trump administration and recent natural disasters as close as the North Bay, we are more concerned than ever about police violence and the racist, Islamophobic and militarized trainings that promote and enable police and emergency response with racism and weaponized violence.
Join us for a community discussion on policing in San Francisco. Co-hosted by SURJ SF and the Stop Urban Shield Coalition, we will be facilitating an interactive forum and discussion about the militarization of police in our city and the bay area training program Urban Shield.
Urban Shield is a controversial SWAT training and weapons exposition held every year in the Bay Area. SF police, fire and emergency responders attend annually. We will explore the tactics trained at Urban Shield and share alternative options for building health and wellbeing in our city. We will discuss the impacts of Urban Shield on our city, highlight the voices and deep insights of those who have lost loved ones to police violence and uplift the ways our communities are coming together to build resilience and safety. San Francisco is the fiscal sponsor of Urban Shield and has the power to end Urban Shield and invest in true community preparedness.
All are welcome! Come join us and learn how to be involved as we push San Francisco to pull out of Urban Shield! Food will be provided.
Access: Entrance and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Gender neutral bathroom and breast feeding space available. We will have low scent designated seating and ask that you come low or scent free. Please contact us with any other access needs or questions.