Safe for Whom / Safe from Whom: How does profiling impact community safety?
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to the participants.
Who are the people who express a need for safe communities? From whom do they feel unsafe? And why? This public conversation considers whether a community safety perspective can further contribute to control over poor and racialized communities. To what extent do biases conflate feelings of insecurity and further enable localized entitlement?
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