Past Program – Is Policing With HEART Possible? with Queen-Cheyenne Wade, 7/26/2021

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 here.