Project Alternatives To Calling Police During Mental Health Crises is a community-based movement to train folx in de-escalation techniques and protect community members with mental illness from police violence and the criminal justice system. The workshop intends to ask and discuss questions such as: How do marginalized identities intersect during mental health crises and how does this affect treatment by police? What are the ways to support people in mental health crises? How can we take care of ourselves and others? How can we create a community of support?
Ultimately, this is to imagine what a world without police can look like, and a world where widespread over-policing and mass incarceration are replaced with crisis intervention, community response teams, and restorative justice. This event is free, but space is limited. Register here.