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Is Policing With HEART Possible?

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Monday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

The community was invited to join Racial Justice Rising and Traprock for a special Zoom presentation and conversation about Cambridge HEART and how to organize around alternatives to current policing.

The Black and Brown community has been calling for change for many years, especially with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade. That is what prompted the creation of The Cambridge Holistic Emergency Alternative Response Team (HEART). How did this happen and what will it mean?

Presenter Queen-Cheyenne Wade is one of the founders of The Cambridge HEART Program, a community-created holistic response program in Cambridge that works outside of policing systems to address harm and conflict in marginalized communities. Based in Greater Boston, her work focuses on ending cycles of carceral/colonial violence while building transformative justice, youth leadership, and Black Marxist frameworks. Queen-Cheyenne organizes with The Black Response Cambridge, Community For Us, By Us, Greater Boston Marxists, and FTP Boston.

Learn more about the Cambridge HEART Program.

Watch the Presentation

Our programs are supported in part by grants from these Local Cultural Councils: Amherst, Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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