What gives me optimism is conversation around not just police reform, but race and systemic issues. This time feels significantly different — the level of outcry across the world that has happened.
I began to write, and reach out to, and speak up for those who share dark experiences.
We talked with Nicole Archbold of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety about topics ranging from defunding police to how we get past an ‘us versus them’ mentality in justice work.
Richardson opened with the reminder that we are beyond asking a child “what’s wrong with you” and are replacing it with “what has happened to you?”
“There is funding for handling a crisis, and advocacy after violence, but not much for programming to change the behavior of those who use violence. To prevent future violence it takes a sustained investment.”
Talking with three Collective Action storytellers
“I didn’t realize that I would have an understanding of an archive as having a role in changing society.”
Five photographers write about what they saw and felt while becoming part of the memorial to the uprising after George Floyd’s murder.
I feel there is no way of healing from this without the support and collaboration of others.
People are anxious for normalcy, but that also means returning to the status quo, and we can no longer tolerate that.