FORCE Live Free Detroit - Community Report Out, Dinner and Dialogue
Thu, October 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
7707 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
There are an average of 11,600 gun murders a year in the U.S.—the equivalent of a Vietnam War every five years. Homicide is the leading cause of death for Black males (and the second leading cause for Latino males) between the ages of 15 and 34.
The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world and holds more African Americans under correctional supervision than were enslaved in 1850.
We can live in a world where people of color aren’t lost to gun violence and incarceration by ensuring that sheriffs, prosecutors, police chiefs, mayors, city council members and county commissioners are held accountable as allies, not obstacles, to reform.
ALL ROADS TO ENDING MASS CRIMINALIZATION RUN THROUGH CITIES AND COUNTIES.
FORCE (Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment) is a culmination of interfaith, grassroots and public sector leaders committed to having hard conversations about complex community issues, pushing boundaries and generating creative justice oriented solutions. We leverage media and culturally relevant strategies to connect people least likely to be engaged to civic infrastructures.